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Title: Role of commercial services in conservation and preservation
Author(s): Orr, James; Anthony, William T.; Kettell, Leedom; Werling, Anita
Subject(s): Preservation of materials Library materials--Conservation and restoration
Abstract: I am here to represent library binders, a business that I have been in for over thirty-five years. Our industry is a small industry as industries go. It is about a 50-million-dollar industry which means that there are probably about 12 million or so volumes bound yearly and there are roughly twentyfive to thirty binders throughout the country. Basically, our job is to handle current materials such as magazines, books, theses, and more recently, paperbacks. In this group there is quite a conglomeration of material. Here the concern is durability. We also handle semi-rare materials where the need is for mending, folding, hinging, laminating, and encapsulating. Recently, we have made a concerted effort to look at deacidification, but my hopes were somewhat dampened yesterday when I asked how many of you would be willing to move ahead with it and sign a release for responsibility of the results. I didn't get much enthusiastic response from that request. Asa complete library binder, our firm must be ready to take care of all of these categories of material and engage in all these processes.
Issue Date: 1983
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Orr, J., W. Anthony, L. Kettell, and A. Werling. (1983) Role of commercial services in conservation and preservation. In K.L. Henderson and W.T. Henderson (eds) Conserving and preserving library materials (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 15-18, 1981): 147-163.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (27th : 1981)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/461
ISBN: 087845067X
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-30
 

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