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Subject: Packing wet books

Packing wet books

From: Gillian Boal <gboal>
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999
Quick and Easy packing for freezing? We have just had a medium flood
in our Public Health Library. We had to pack and freeze dry 1200

As a result, our current idea is to place a piece of freezer paper,
precut to size of box, into the bottom of our boxes and to
interleave paper, precut to size of box, between the books.

All with the intent of preventing the books from sticking together.

We are thinking about our preparedness--we can have this paper
precut and ready beforehand. It would also increase our swiftness
during the packing.

We have checked with Document Reprocessors and they say it is ok.
They remove the books from the boxes to dry and repack the
boxes--this might even facilitate the process.

What are your comments and reactions to this?

Gillian Boal
Rare Book Conservator
Conservation Treatment Division
Preservation Department
Room 9, Doe Library
U.C. Berkeley CA 94720

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:83
                  Distributed: Friday, April 30, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-83-014
Received on Wednesday, 28 April, 1999

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