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Subject: Moving old books

Moving old books

From: Deana Astle <dlast>
Date: Monday, April 8, 1991
I don't know if this is appropriate, but I saw this question on the
Library Administration and Management list server and thought it should
be addressed by members of the Conservation list.

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Deana L. Astle                    BITNET:DLAST@CLEMSON
Head, Technical Services          INTERNET: DLAST [at] CLEMSON__CLEMSON__EDU
R.M. Cooper Library
Clemson University                803-656-4782
Clemson SC  29634-3001            FAX:803-656-3025

    Date: 8 Apr 91
    Sender:       Library Administration and Management
                        <LIBADMIN [at] UMAB__BITNET>
    Subject:      moving old books

    We will be doing a major shifting project this summer.  Part of what
    we will probably move is some very old materials, 18th and 19th
    century. Most of these books are very dusty.  The leather on the
    covers of many of them crumble at the touch.  We would like to clean
    and dust them as much as is safe as part of the shifting.  Should we
    attempt to dust them?  If so how?  Would it be safe to use the
    gentle vacuum cleaner we have that is especially designed for
    delicate electronic stuff?  If we dust by hand, what type of cloths
    should we use?  We would appreciate any advice we can get.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 4:54
                  Distributed: Friday, April 12, 1991
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Received on Monday, 8 April, 1991

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