Preservation: Spring 2012


Vanessa Smith


Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


Introduction to the preservation of library and archival collection, including the nature of book and paper materials and how they deteriorate, options for dealing with deteriorated and vulnerable items, and management approaches to preservation, including disaster preparedness, preventive maintenance, and options for reformatting.

Required Textbook:

Banks, Paul N and Roberta Pilette, eds. 2000. Preservation: Issues and Planning.

Link to Syllabus:

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