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Subject: Impact of recon on preservation operations

Impact of recon on preservation operations

From: Brian J. Baird <bjbaird>
Date: Friday, July 23, 1993
While I was in library school I did a study of the circulation records
on a specific collection in the library.  The study showed that the use
of the collection dramatically increased as the collection was put into
the online catalog.  Thus older materials were being used more, and
damaged.  These damaged materials were mostly late 1800 early 1900
materials--the kind of materials most costly and time consuming for
preservation departments to deal with.  But heck, its great for access.

Brian J. Baird
Assistant Preservation Librarian
and General Collections Conservator
Princeton University Libraries
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 258-2451

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