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Subject: Call for volunteers--University College London

Call for volunteers--University College London

From: Frederick Bearman <f.bearman<-a>
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Request for Volunteers
UCL, London's Global University
UCL Library Services

The Special Collections department of UCL Library Services is
looking for volunteers to help in the cleaning and preservation
programme now underway for its renowned collections of rare books
and archives. The programme of cleaning is in preparation for the
collections' move to the Institute for Cultural Heritage planned for
completion in 2010 (visit: <URL:> for
details). Training in specialist handling of rear books and
archives, cleaning procedures and making custom made boxes will be

During last summer we were fortunate to have had the assistance of a
number of volunteers from the US, Canada, Spain and the UK, but with
such large collections to clean and box more are needed.

If you'd like to help, and thereby gain valuable experience in
collections care procedures, please contact:

    Fred Bearman ACR
    Preservation Librarian
    UCL Library Services
    University College London
    Gower Street
    London WC1E 6BT
    +44 20 7679 5161 ext: 25161
    Fax: +44 20 7679 5157

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:17
                Distributed: Friday, September 26, 2008
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Received on Wednesday, 24 September, 2008

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