Library Trends 30 (2) Fall 1981: Conservation of Library Materials


Library Trends 30 (2) Fall 1981: Conservation of Library Materials. Edited by Gerald Lundeen.

The last issue of Library Trends devoted to conservation of library materials was published in 1956. In that issue the editor, Maurice F. Tauber, entitled his introduction "Conservation Comes of Age." From this perspective, some twenty-five years later, the title seems a bit premature. The past twenty-five years have seen much progress in conservation. An indication that preservation has indeed come of age now is the growing number of libraries which have established offices of preservation within their organizations. The creation of conservation offices in the major libraries in the country has raised several issues regarding the education and training of qualified people to fill these positions. Whether or not Tauber’s title was anticipating events, it seems clear that conservation has grown and matured significantly in the intervening twenty-five years.

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