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CONSERVATION AND THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY

CONSERVATION AND THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY As Nicholas Barker has pointed out, concern with the problem of deteriorating books has a long history. In 1898 the Prefect of the Vatican Library convened an international conference in St Gall to consider the decay of paper, in particular the new cheaper papers produced from wood pulp. Thereafter a number of libraries established conservation laboratories and the Bodleian monitored tests of the efficacy of different methods of treating paper. An even earlier concern for conservation is noted by Alex Wilson. In the Abbey of Admont the librarian's task was laid down in 1370 as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

CONSERVATION AND THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY

Library Review , Volume 35 (1): 6 – Jan 1, 1986

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/eb012809
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Abstract

As Nicholas Barker has pointed out, concern with the problem of deteriorating books has a long history. In 1898 the Prefect of the Vatican Library convened an international conference in St Gall to consider the decay of paper, in particular the new cheaper papers produced from wood pulp. Thereafter a number of libraries established conservation laboratories and the Bodleian monitored tests of the efficacy of different methods of treating paper. An even earlier concern for conservation is noted by Alex Wilson. In the Abbey of Admont the librarian's task was laid down in 1370 as

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1986

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