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Bibliography of preservation literature, 1983-1996
Schnare, Robert E.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md : Scarecrow Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xi, 826 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes indexes.
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Z701.2 .S36 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Preservation encompasses both the prevention of damage and conservation -- the physical treatment of damaged objects. Deteriorating books, environmental control, building maintenance, housekeeping and storage, electronic systems, security, and disaster planning and recovery are some of the concerns faced by preservation managers. Consequently, collaboration between collection management, conservators, and scientists is essential to successfully safeguarding materials. The Bibliography of Preservation Literature, 1983-1996, highlights the organizations and other resources that will assist in all aspects of collection preservation; from protective wrappers to magnetic media to acquisition and organization. Professional organizations such as the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, the Guild Book Workers, and the Association of Moving Image Archivists are cited. While not shying away from controversial issues, the comprehensive volume addresses the pragmatic concerns of modern collection preservation. Provides access to the best strategies and advice available today in an organized, easily accessible format.

Author Notes

Robert E. Schnare Jr. is the Director of the U.S. Naval War College Library. The late Susan G. Swartzburg and George M. Cunha were both great contributors to the field of preservation.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Dr. Johnson's dictum about the nature of knowledge either we possess it ourselves or we know where to find it applies to this tour de force of preservation titles. Inspired by late preservationists George M. Cunha and Susan G. Swartzburg, the author, director of the U.S. Naval War College Library, includes over 800 pages of references to articles spanning 14 years with many citations briefly annotated. The preservation field over the past 20 years has sunk deep roots and blossomed thanks to many of those represented in this volume. While these individuals are identified in an author index, it is the subject index that is the more valuable way of accessing articles. The index appears to have been sensitively constructed and definitely merits a read through in its own right. The interesting range of subjects may be suggested by a sampling: the Blumberg case, Bookkeeper deacidification process, digital imagery, electronic incunabula, the Internet, the electronic preservation of manuscripts, NASA data, phone directories preservation, and Project Gutenberg not to mention more traditional concerns such as indoor air quality, large-scale infestation, and inks. Highly recommended for all library schools and for institutions with preservation departments. Barry Chad, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Robert E. Schnare, Jr.Robert H. PattersonRobert E. Schnare, Jr.Robert E. Schnare, Jr. and Susan G. SwartzburgRobert E. Schnare, Jr.George M. Cunha and Susan G. Swartzburg and Robert E. Schnare, Jr.Robert E. Schnare, Jr.
Prefacep. vii
Tribute to George and Susanp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Bibliography of Preservation Literature, 1983-1996p. 1
Bibliography of Preservation Media Literature on the Conservation of Library and Archival Material, 1982-1997p. 689
Aspects of Preservation Management in Librariesp. 723
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 757
Author Indexp. 763
Subject Indexp. 805
About the Authorsp. 825