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Publications on library and archives preservation

From: Catherine English <cenglish<-a>
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2005
The American Library Association is pleased to announce the
availability of the following publication:

    Nelly Balloffet and Jenny Hille
    Preservation and Conservation for Libraries and Archives
    $125.00 /ALA members: $112.50
    240 pages, 8.5 X 11 inches, Hardcover
    ISBN: 0-8389-0879-9

In this essential resource, two conservation experts show library
administrators and decision makers optimal collection preservation
techniques, what it takes to set up a conservation work area, and
safe ways to mount a small exhibit. In between, those responsible
for repairs will find easily learned, illustrated, step-by-step
instructions to repair and conserve books and documents. Appendixes
include care of photographs as well as lists of suppliers, and
additional resources.

Using this comprehensive answer book, users will learn to:

    *   Extend the shelf life of collections with proper environment
        and housekeeping

    *   Understand priorities and recover after disasters*fire,
        flood, mold and more

    *   Explain "handling basics" to customers to reduce document

    *   Repair books and documents using field-tested methods

    *   Identify optimal storage for fragile or odd-sized pieces

For any library, archive, or historical society committed to getting
materials back into circulation as quickly as possible, this
reference offers a one-stop solution. From the issues relevant to
directors to hands-on instructions for technicians, it's an
excellent reference for the entire library.

   "...a solid base of information about the techniques and
    equipment needed to preserve materials."
        --Reference and Research Book News

   "...provides step-by-step instructions on repairing and
    conserving books."
        --American Libraries

To order, visit the ALA Online Store at
<URL:> or call toll-free at

Catherine English
Marketing Manager, ALA Editions
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago IL 60611
Fax: 312-944-8741

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:1
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 15, 2005
                        Message Id: cdl-19-1-009
Received on Wednesday, 8 June, 2005

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