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Subject: Compact shelving

Compact shelving

From: Ann Dodge <ap201078>
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 1992
Brown University is planning to move some of its collections into
compact shelving. I have heard some anecdotal evidence about the problem
of limited air circulation with regard to compact shelving and its
effect on the preservation of books. Has anything been written on
compact shelving and the preservation of library materials? If not, what
experiences  have people on the list had with compact shelving? Do the
books on compact shelving tend to deteriorate faster than books on
regular shelving?  Are they more susceptible to mold? Infestations by
pests? Or is there no noticeable difference? Any information would be
greatly appreciated.

Ann Dodge
John Hay Library
Brown University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:55
                    Distributed: Friday, May 8, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-5-55-007
Received on Wednesday, 6 May, 1992

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