Our Past Preserved: A History of American Library Preservation, 1876-1910 by Barbra Buckner Higginbotham, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Our Past Preserved: A History of American Library Preservation, 1876-1910

Our Past Preserved: A History of American Library Preservation, 1876-1910

by Barbra Buckner Higginbotham
     
 
Traces the development of such techniques as care & handling of library materials; pest control; repair & binding; emergency planning; & temperature control, lighting, & other environmental safeguards. While the primary focus is books, the author also looks at pamphlets, periodicals, & maps, as well as the influence of rare book & manuscript handling on preservation

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Traces the development of such techniques as care & handling of library materials; pest control; repair & binding; emergency planning; & temperature control, lighting, & other environmental safeguards. While the primary focus is books, the author also looks at pamphlets, periodicals, & maps, as well as the influence of rare book & manuscript handling on preservation techniques. Much of contemporary preservation thought & practice has its underpinnings in the discoveries made during 1876-1910. Offers insight into the current problems for librarians & others concerned with the preservation of our past in the printed word.

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Higginbotham traces the development of such techniques as care and handling of library materials; pest control; repair and binding; emergency planning; and temperature control, lighting, and other environmental safeguards. While her primary focus is books, she also looks at pamphlets, periodicals, and maps, as well as the influence of rare book and manuscript handling on preservation techniques. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816119325
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Series:
Professional Librarian Ser.
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.03(d)

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