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Web site on preservation at Library of Congress

From: Mark Roosa <mroo>
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2000
This spring, in conjunction with celebrations marking the Library of
Congress Bicentennial, the LC Preservation Directorate launched Bach
to Baseball Cards a web publication that celebrates 200 years of
preservation at the Library of Congress.

The site <URL:> contains
illustrations and descriptions of some of the most important
preservation treatments that have been carried out on the Library's
119 million items. It illustrates both the diversity of the
Library's collections and the broad range of creative techniques
that have been applied over the years to preserve and protect our
nation's rich resources for future generations.

The historical importance of each item described in the publication
is followed by a brief discussion of its preservation treatment.
Accompanying 'thumb nail' images can be blown up and printed out.
Items included in the publication span the range of formats found in
the Library's collections and include books, manuscripts,
photographs, newspapers, prints, works of art, sound recordings, and
moving images.

Bach to Baseball Cards, prepared jointly by staff in the
Conservation Division and curators in the Library's custodial
divisions, is being issued in two volumes. This first volume
contains over 100 entries. A second volume, to be issued this
August, will complete the publication.

Mark S. Roosa
Chief, Conservation Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4530
Fax: 202-707-1525

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