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PARS Physical Quality and Treatment Discussion Group

From: Beth Doyle <b.doyle<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Physical Quality and Treatment Discussion Group
Curators and Conservators Discussion Group
Westin America South
Sunday, January 16, 2005
9:30-11:00 am

The Physical Quality and Treatment Discussion Group and the Curators
and Conservators Discussion Group are joining forces to bring you an
exciting meeting in January.

We have asked Alan Puglia, Conservator for Houghton Library
Collections with the Weissman Preservation Center at the Harvard
University Library, to speak to us about their successful "Quick
Repair Sessions."

This program started several years ago in cooperation with the
Houghton Library staff and curators. Its purpose is to bring
conservators from the Weissman Preservation Center to Houghton once
a month to perform minor repairs on books, thus getting them back on
the shelves as soon as possible.

An innovative approach to minor repair for rare materials, the
program alleviates the need to send books to the conservation lab
when only a small amount of treatment is needed to stabilize them
for use.  Everyone benefits - from the curators and patrons who are
able to access the books more quickly, to the conservators who
reduce stress on the volumes and backlogs in the lab by working with
the items on-site.

The "Sessions" have been a great success, and Alan will share tips
and techniques as to how he worked closely with Houghton curators
and staff to design and implement this program.

Please join us for what promises to be a very interesting and
educational discussion.

Beth Doyle, Collections Conservator
Duke University Libraries
Perkins Library
Campus Box 90189
Durham, NC 27708-0189

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