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Brief book review

From: Karen Motylewski <nedcc>
Date: Thursday, February 4, 1993
I see much of the conservation and preservation literature, both serials
and monographs.  Ellen McCrady does a great job of keeping track of this
literature, but would the consdist readership find brief reviews from
others useful, too?  For example, "Mass Deacidification: A Report to the
Library Directors," Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC, a
13-member consortium of university research libraries in, loosely, the
midwest), Task Force on Mass Deacidification, April 1992, reviews the
experience of two test runs of books from Northwestern University and a
test run of 50 books from each of the member libraries (650 volumes)
through the Akzo (DEZ) and FMC (MG-3) processes.  It outlines what was
learned about selection, processing, cost, pH changes, and "side effects"
(read cosmetic damage and odor).  It also reviews toxicological
information in the context of NUL's internal authorization for
experimental MD through their own Office of Research Safety.  It's useful
reading for any preservation officer considering a MD program for bound

Karen Motylewski
Northeast Document Center

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