Preserving Library Materials: A Manual (Hardback)
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Preserving Library Materials: A Manual (Hardback)

Hardback 514 Pages / Published: 01/01/1995
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Preserving Library Materials helps librarians in public, special, and small academic libraries as well as research libraries develop programs to meet their the preservation needs. It is especially useful as a text for courses on collection management and preservation. Swartzburg covers many aspects of collection management, from good housekeeping practices to disaster planning to the installation of environmental controls. She includes the various media found in library collections: books, documents, film, photographs, slides, microforms, videotape, sound recordings, magnetic, and electronic media. She emphasizes the need for long-range planning to preserve library materials for future generations through cooperative efforts among libraries. The appendixes provide additional resource material, including a list of organizations interested in the preservation of library materials and a selective list of useful periodicals. Also includes are an annotated bibliography and a glossary of terms. An abridged textbook paperback edition which does not include appendixes or the bibliography is also available for classroom use.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810828551
Number of pages: 514
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 46 mm
Edition: Second Edition

A very good reference tool for anyone interested in preservation of library and archival materials. * Umbrella *
...everyone interested in book preservation should take note....this book provides an invaluable resource for librarians, conservators, and students. * Education Coordinator *
...volumes such as this are important in expanding the knowledge base of librarians and archivists in the area of preservation. * Archival Issues *
...the bibliography is impressively extensive...I enjoyed dipping into Swartzburg and there is no doubt about the author's authority and the wealth of factual information. * Public Library Quarterly *
...highly recommended for novices and professionals. * Library Journal *
I recommend this book. It is an important part of any larger collection on library preservation. * Alr *
Preserving Library Materials, in its second edition, offers us a twenty-five year perspective on the preservation field, with consideration of the practical and theoretical aspects of preservation...provides the reader an excellent opportunity to traverse a changed and still changing landscape. * The Library Quarterly *
The second edition of Swartzburg's manual is as comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative an account of that long road and all its highways and byways as is to be found. She ranges across the whole spectrum of the preservation field in thirteen readable chapters. * Library Review *
...remains an authoritative and...up-to-date resource on library preservation, particularly for the nonspecialist...should be found in every large library, and should be a part of every professional librarian's professional collection. * Lisca *
The book provides practical advice on the major issues that libraries and archives are confronted with, such as environmental control, enemies of books, brittle paper, protection and care of various media, disaster planning, and reformatting . The two appendices...represent valuable sources of information for librarians and archivists who take a proactive stance towards preserving their collections. * L and C *
This is a handbook which examines "various aspects of collection management and preservation," offering "some practical guidelines " to librarians and archivists to help them prepare preservation programs to meet the particular needs of their institutions. * L&C *

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