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Subject: Fumigation of archival library materials

Fumigation of archival library materials

From: Normandy Helmer <nhelmer>
Date: Friday, August 5, 1994
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    Date: 3 Aug 94
    From: djackson [at] PPS1-PO__PHYP__UIOWA__EDU
    Subject: Fumigation of archival library materials
    Sender: Library Administration and Management
        <LIBADMIN [at] UMAB__UMD__EDU>

        From <Pestcon [at] uiowa__edu> Integrated Pest Management at Colleges
            and Universities:

        I have a subscriber to Pestcon who is seeking information
        related to the fumigation of books and materials to be processed
        into the the campus library.  From the posting below, it would
        appear they are interested in insect exclusion from the
        materials, as well as possibly eliminating a musty odor.

        Although I am not a subscriber to LIBADMIN@UMAB or LIBTECH, our
        discussion list on Pestcon, primarily entomologists, facility
        managers and pest control operators, would enjoy any opportunity
        to hear the point of view of library folks and any related
        stories or information you may have concerning insects or other
        biological issues related to archive and library materials. This
        will help us look at the issue from the perspective of the
        "customer" or end-user.

            (Forwarded message)

            I am seeking help from northern CA listers who might be
            familiar with fumigation of library materials.  University
            Archives has 60-70 boxes of year books, etc., currently
            palletized (2 pallets), shrink- wrapped and stored in a
            warehouse on campus.  Material must be fumigated before we
            bring it into Library for processing.  It also smells musty.
            Would appreciate suggestions from others who might have had
            past experience; also names if there are specialized
            services available.  None listed in Sacramento yellow pages
            or in my limited collection of conservator sources, etc.

        Please send any responses to: Pestcon [at] uiowa__edu

    Since the subscribers of PESTCON are probably not subscribed to
    LIBADMIN or LIBTECH, sending a new message to only those lists will
    not reach us.  Thank you very much for any insight you may add to
    our discussion.  Sorry to intrude unsolicited to your list.

    Dave Jackson
    Listowner - Pestcon (Integrated Pest Management at Colleges and
    The University of Iowa
    dave-jackson [at] uiowa__edu

Normandy Helmer
Preservation Dept.
Univ. Oregon Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:12
                  Distributed: Sunday, August 7, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-12-007
Received on Friday, 5 August, 1994

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