Curation and Preservation Services at the MIT Libraries
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PREVENTATIVE CARE

We respond to questions on a vast array of preservation and conservation topics and work to establish appropriate procedures and standards for ongoing preservation issues.

The Book Damage Gallery is a resource for anyone who needs to identify typical types of book damage.

Our book handling guidelines summarize correct book handling procedures in typical library work situations.

We receive questions on preservation issues for many different types of media found in library collections. The web sites below provide information on general preservation principles for the following types of items.

Audio materials (including tapes and records)
http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/record.html

Books
http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/books.html

Books, cleaning
http://user823621.sf1000.registeredsite.com/
plam3/tleaf43.htm

CD/CD Rom
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/
electronic-records/electronic-storage-media/#optical

Microfilm/microforms
http://user823621.sf1000.registeredsite.com/
plam3/tleaf51.htm

Paper
http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/paper.html

Photographs
http://www.loc.gov/preserv/care/photo.html

Video
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/video/

 

Last updated July 27, 2010

 

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