Preserving Our Collections,  Preserving Our Budget A look at current preventive preservation and conservation practices OP...
General Guidelines <ul><li>Always wash your hands </li></ul><ul><li>Help keep collections pest free </li></ul><ul><li>Keep...
Handling Library Materials <ul><li>Most important questions to ask, </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do I have a valid reason for...
Handling Library Materials <ul><li>Remove books from the shelf with care, one at a time </li></ul>
Handling Library Materials <ul><li>When removing oversized books that are stored flat, the upper volumes should be transfe...
Handling Library Materials <ul><li>Do not hold documents while reading them </li></ul><ul><li>When removing a single item ...
Storing Library Materials <ul><li>Books should stand upright on shelves </li></ul><ul><li>If a book is too tallto stand up...
Work Station <ul><li>Brushes </li></ul><ul><li>PVA </li></ul><ul><li>Metal edge </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting mat </li></ul><u...
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Preserving our collections 2

  1. 1. Preserving Our Collections, Preserving Our Budget A look at current preventive preservation and conservation practices OPEN LIBRARAIES…OPEN MINDS FLA 2011 Annual Conference
  2. 2. General Guidelines <ul><li>Always wash your hands </li></ul><ul><li>Help keep collections pest free </li></ul><ul><li>Keep collections cool and dry and minimize light exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Cover materials when left unattended </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your work surface is clear of clutter, dirt and debris </li></ul><ul><li>Always use acid-free or alkaline paper flags to mark pages during processing, and when consulting the material in the reading room </li></ul>
  3. 3. Handling Library Materials <ul><li>Most important questions to ask, </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do I have a valid reason for picking this up? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is its condition? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the safest way to hold it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it too fragile to lift without a secondary support? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are my hands clean? Should I wear gloves? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After I have lifted the object, where will I set it down again? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is a second person needed to assist? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is a cart or trolley needed? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Handling Library Materials <ul><li>Remove books from the shelf with care, one at a time </li></ul>
  5. 5. Handling Library Materials <ul><li>When removing oversized books that are stored flat, the upper volumes should be transferred to an empty shelf or book truck </li></ul>
  6. 6. Handling Library Materials <ul><li>Do not hold documents while reading them </li></ul><ul><li>When removing a single item from a folder, first remove the file folder from the box </li></ul><ul><li>If the paper of the document you are handling is specially brittle, turn it over by placing it between two stiff secondary supports </li></ul>
  7. 7. Storing Library Materials <ul><li>Books should stand upright on shelves </li></ul><ul><li>If a book is too tallto stand upright,shelve it spine down so that the text block is supported </li></ul><ul><li>Store very large books and folio </li></ul><ul><li>volumes flat </li></ul>
  8. 8. Work Station <ul><li>Brushes </li></ul><ul><li>PVA </li></ul><ul><li>Metal edge </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting mat </li></ul><ul><li>Knife </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Binders board </li></ul><ul><li>Bone folder </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil’ </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese paper </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol board </li></ul><ul><li>(2 ply) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Structural Reinforcement for Paper Backs

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