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Subject: Dust jackets

Dust jackets

From: Dina Schoonmaker <dina_schoonmaker>
Date: Friday, September 8, 1995
At the last ALA meeting, Nancy Carlson Schrock gave a very
interesting presentation on preserving modern books with their dust
jackets as examples of publishing art/style in the 20th century.  I
brought the possibility to the attention of the Preservation
Committee at Oberlin and the consensus was that it would entail too
much work in the Preparations Department to cover the jackets, make
holes for the call number to show through, etc.  However, a
suggestion was made to save the dust jackets in a special collection
(noting the call number of the book from which each came).  Has
anyone else made a collection of dust jackets removed from books? If
so, could we receive some pointers on how to proceed.

Dina Schoonmaker
Oberlin College Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:24
                Distributed: Saturday, September 9, 1995
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Received on Friday, 8 September, 1995

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