Introduction to Preservation: Fall 2014


Emily Holmes


Long Island University


Fall 2014


An introduction to the principles and practices of library and archives preservation, including examination of the composition of paper, book, and non-book materials; agents that contribute to deterioration; current methods for preventing and remediating deterioration, including environmental controls, disaster planning and recovery, binding, digitization and other reformatting technologies, collection maintenance and rehousing; a basic introduction to the preservation and curation of digital object, and the management of preservation efforts, including preservation assessment and decision-making; and the standards and professional ethics that support them.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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