Library Trends 04 (3) Winter 1956: Conservation of Library Materials


Library Trends 4 (3) Winter 1956: Conservation of Library Materials. Edited by Maurice F. Tauber.

Many questions are raised by the contributors. What trends in publications affect the binding programs of libraries? How is the paperback to be fitted into the program? What is the library problem in regard to titles that are published originally as paperbacks? What are the current problems in the care of rare books, or, as Roland Baughman asks, what is a rare book? To what extent have librarians considered the consequences of their practices in the binding of periodicals and other serials? What are the ingredients of a binding program for serials? How is the preservation of materials aided by proper stack construction and control? Should libraries attempt to keep all materials they acquire? What are the elements in a discarding program? Should a library operate its own bindery? If so, under what conditions? What is the status of the relations between librarians and commercial binderies? In what ways may these relations be improved? Have the binding developments in European countries any contribution to make to the solution of American problems? What kinds of training should individuals in charge of binding programs and operations have? These questions provide a general outline of the nature of the problems discussed in the papers included in this issue.

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