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Subject: Loose materials in periodicals

Loose materials in periodicals

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Friday, February 7, 1992
The art periodical "Graphische Kunst" has come through the Preservation
Office for treatment recently.  This title is from our general stacks.

Each issue includes about a half dozen loose plates of original, signed
art: lithographs and woodblock prints.  Our general stacks folks wanted
us to stub the plates from each issue and tip them into the issue's
flatback adhesive binding.  We didn't like their solution, but we did
follow through with a pocket in each issue to hold the plates.  Our
solution doesn't overcome the important security concerns about the
plates, although ethical, aesthetic and use concerns are met.  Even if
the title were in/transferred to our art library, the plates can still
stroll away quite easily.

Has anyone else solved this particular dilemma to satisfaction?  It does
(re)address a wider issue in libraries about loose materials, period.

Robert Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Princeton University Libraries
milevski [at] firestone__princeton__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:39
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 16, 1992
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Received on Friday, 7 February, 1992

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