A Brief Look at Recent Developments in the Preservation and Conservation of Special Collections

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Abstract

DUE TO THE IRREPLACEABILITY OF MATERIALS as well as the innumerable variations in physical condition and storage needs, special collections present many challenges to preservation and conservation professionals. In reaction to these challenges, there have been many advances and changes within the fields of preservation and conservation. The goal of this short paper is to highlight some of the skills and technological advances that have changed the way special collections are preserved in reference to two approaches: item-level conservation and collections conservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalLibrary Trends
Volume52
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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