Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries (Hardcover)

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Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries (Hardcover)

By Brian J. Baird, Jody Brown (Illustrator)

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Designed as a "how-to" manual, Practical Preservation and Conservation Strategies for Libraries provides librarians with practical information to help them grapple with specific preservation challenges by identifying areas of concern, optimizing the use of resources put towards preservation, and establishing goals for continual improvement over time. Straightforward and pragmatic, it helps a library to reduce immediate and long-term preservation costs, and strengthen a library's collection development goals. Topics include: -Preservation in the digital age -Establishing long-term preservation goals -Environmental conditions -Preservation needs of specific collections -Understanding use patterns for library materials -Identifying potential threats to a collection -Recognizing readily available preservation resources - Almost 50 photographs, figures, checklists, and other tools make this a practical guide libraries will use on a day-to-day basis.
Brian Baird served as a conservator and preservation librarian at Princeton University and the University of Kansas. He has taught preservation courses at several universities and consulted widely on preservation issues. Brian worked in the private sector for several years providing preservation and library binding services to libraries across the United States before returning to academia at Brigham Young University. He has been active in researching and publishing about preservation issues.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538109588
ISBN-10: 1538109581
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: February 15th, 2018
Pages: 154
Language: English