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Title:Conservation: What we should do until the conservator and the twenty-first century arrive
Author(s):Patterson, Robert H.
Subject(s):Library materials --Conservation and restoration --Congresses
Abstract:To paraphrase Dickens, these are the best and the worst of times. We certainly are confronted by a serious economic situation nationally and internationally, and the support libraries enjoyed only a few years ago (relatively speaking) is diminishing. With the exception of a few fortunate institutions, largely in the Sun Belt, funds for staffing, new services and programs, and acquisitions are diminishing. Americans are historically optimistic, I believe, and we all look to things getting better. Perhaps they will, but many of us believe that they will get worse before that occurs. On the other hand, what I believe to be great advances and opportunities are taking place in preservation now and in the future. Conservation must be put in a broad perspective.
Issue Date:1983
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Patterson, R.H. (1983) Conservation: What we should do until the conservator and the twenty-first century arrive. 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): 9-18.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (27th : 1981)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-30

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