Authors/Contributors

Susan Rainey, Syracuse University

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1972

Embargo Period

11-3-2010

Keywords

Conservation, Rare books, Syracuse University Library

Language

English

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Description/Abstract

My month in Chicago changed all this considerably by increasing my knowledge of book and non-book materials. There we discussed the nature of these materials, criteria for excellence both singly and in combination with each other, and approaches to restoration and prevention of further deterioration. Book conservation is a relatively recent development in the larger field of conservation, but the problem of deterioration is as old as the earliest papyrus. As it applies to materials of our own time, it is related to the three major physical elements of the book: its paper, its cover and its structure.

Additional Information

The Courier, v.9, n.2, 1972 p. 48-58

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