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Preservation quiz

Preservation quiz



A short quiz about the Preservation Lab at Wake Forest Uiversity's ZSR Library.

A short quiz about the Preservation Lab at Wake Forest Uiversity's ZSR Library.



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    • Preservation Quiz
    • Question 1
      • 1.  How many books per year are repaired and preserved in the ZSR library?
      •  a.    43
      •   b.   1500
      •   c.   5,000
      •    d.  10,000
    • Answer #1
      • b. Approximately 1500 general collection repairs are made each year. Another 200-300 repairs are made to Special Collections materials.
    • Question 2
      • 2.  What is the proper adhesive for repairing a damaged book spine?
      • a.   Scotch or clear mailing tape
      • b.    methyl cellulose
      • c.    PVA (polyvinyl adhesive)
      • d.    barley starch paste
    • Answer #2
      • PVA or polyvinyl acetate is widely used in
      • bookbinding and book arts due to its
      • flexibility, and because it is non-acidic.
    • Question 3
      • 3.   What is the optimal relative humidity for a library environment?
      • a.   25%
      • b.   45%
      • c.   60%
      • d.   75%
    • Answer #3
      • b. 45% RH - Very high humidity encourages mold growth and insect infestations. Low humidity causes materials to lose their flexibility. Fluctuations in relative humidity are more damaging than a constant humidity in the middle or low range. Generally, the relative humidity should be between 30-50% with as little variation as possible.
    • Question 4
      •  4.    What is a vellum binding?
      • a.   parchment paper
      • b.   aluminum alloy
      • c.    bamboo bark
      • d.    animal skin
    • Answer #4
      • Animal skin-
      • Vellum is a processed animal hide that is
      • thin, smooth, durable.
    • Question 5
      • 5.    What is bristol board?
      • a.  book cloth
      • b.  heavyweight archival paper
      • c.  A group of men from Bristol, SC who meet to discuss important issues facing their board
      • d.  board made in Bristol,Virginia
    • Answer #5
      • Bristol board is a heavyweight paper used
      • for drawing, bookbinding, and other two
      • dimensional art forms.
      • The original bristol board was made in
      • Bristol, England and was a pasted board
      • made of paper containing rags
    • Question 6
      • True or False?
      • Books made before 1850 are especially delicate because paper making methods were inferior prior to that time.
    • Answer #6
      • False- Much of the paper made between
      • 1850-1900 contains acidic ingredients that
      • cause severe deterioration. This paper,
      • made from wood pulp, only lasted a short
      • time before it began to deteriorate causing
      • problems today.
      • Paper made before 1850 was made with very
      • stable ingredients (cotton or linen) and can last for
      • centuries.
    • Question 7
      • If you notice a water leak in the library, you should:
      • a. Quickly locate your boogie board
      • b. Find a dry place to work
      • c. Immediately notify the Circulation Desk
    • Answer #7
      • c- Report any water leaks immediately to the Circulation Desk.
      • Water damages library materials. If left unattended, mold can grow and destroy our books. The sooner a leak is reported, the sooner library materials can be salvaged.
    • Question 8
      • Users should always treat library materials with care because:
      • Some library materials are out of print and hard to replace
      • Let’s face it, they’re old and very sensitive about their age
      • It is important not to disturb the many rare insects that make library materials their home
    • Answer #8
      • #1- Some library materials are out of print and hard to replace. Most library materials are intended for long term use by generations of students. Losing or damaging library materials destroys a part of our intellectual heritage.
    • Question 9
      • Library patrons should be careful when eating and drinking in the library because:
      • a. Most of the food and beverages consumed by students are of little nutritional value
      • b. Food attracts insects and rodents
      • c. Food and beverages can stain and damage books and other library materials
    • Answer #9
      • #a and b –
      • Spilling food or beverages on books causes
      • irreparable damage. Food particles can
      • attract insects and rodents that eat and
      • destroy paper and adhesive bindings.
      • Moisture can lead to mold and mildew.
    • Question 10
      • Which of the following will prolong the life of
      • books, DVD’s and other library materials?
      • a. A once-a-year soaking in the USDA’s allowance of Vitamin C
      • b. High temperature and humidity
      • c. Low temperature and humidity
    • Answer #10
      • c – Library materials live much longer in low temperatures(60-70 degrees) and humidity levels. The higher the temperature and humidity, the faster the rate of deterioration.