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Subject: Food and drink in the library

Food and drink in the library

From: Steven P. Fisher <sfisher>
Date: Thursday, July 20, 1995
Someone recently posed a query about collecting examples of the
effects of food and drink in the library. For an exhibit recently
held in the University of Denver library I simply posed an internal
e-mail message to staff to bring me examples of damaged material as
they came across it. The response was tremendous. Reference
librarians, catalogers, shelvers, and end processing staff were
especially good sources. Included in the material brought to me was
journals with pages torn out, computer keyboards sticky with
liquids, and even a book that had been chewed by a dog. Putting
together my exhibit was easy--and all if it was in-house examples.

Steve Fisher
Special Collections
University of Denver

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:12
                   Distributed: Friday, July 21, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-12-005
Received on Thursday, 20 July, 1995

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