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Seminars on paper preservation

From: Susan M. Melnick <smm>
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 1996
Seminars on paper preservation
    September 30, 1996
    Enoch Pratt Free Library
    Baltimore, MD
    1-4 p.m. (lecture/discussion)

    October 1, 1996
    New Jersey State Library
    Trenton, NJ
    9 a.m.- noon (lecture/discussion)

    October 8, 1996
    PALINET Office
    Pittsburgh, PA
    9 a.m.- noon (lecture/discussion)

PALINET is pleased to offer a free half-day seminar on paper
preservation. Presented by James Burd, president of Preservation
Technologies, Inc., producer of the Bookkeeper mass deacidification
process, this seminar will examine the following topics:

    What is the problem?  What causes it?

        Fundamentals of paper chemistry
        How paper is made
        How acids form or are deposited on paper
        Why acids cause paper to become embrittled

    What solutions exist--brief history of treatment techniques
        Aqueous techniques
        Solid techniques
            - Interleaving
            - Alkaline backing and enclosures
        Nonaqueous liquid techniques (e.g.,  magnesium methyl carbonate)
            - Wei T'o
            - Batelle
        Nonaqueous vapor - diethyl zinc (DEZ)
            Nonaqueous liquid/solid - Bookkeeper process

    Developing and managing a deacidification program
        How to begin
        What materials to select for treatment
        Examining the costs
        How a program works

    Questions and answers

For more information:

    palinet [at] palinet__org
    Fax: 215-382-0022

Susan M. Melnick

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:24
                 Distributed: Friday, September 6, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-24-011
Received on Tuesday, 3 September, 1996

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