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Out of the Attic: Preserving Your Treasures, Presentation

Out of the Attic: Preserving Your Treasures, Presentation

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Published by: UTHSC Libraries on Apr 28, 2011
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Out of the Attic:Preserving Your Treasures
Briscoe Library27 April 2011
 
Objectives
To show the causes of deterioration of books, papers, and photosand discuss basic preservation practices
To discuss digitization as a form of preserving your items
To provide hints on the curation and preservation of digitalcollections
 
Biological and Microbial Causes of Deterioration
Silverfish, cockroaches, beetles – eat gelatin emulsions and papersin photos and books or documents
Termites – eat wood fiber in paper
Rodents – eat gelatin emulsions, glues and papers. Use shreddedpaper as nesting materials.
Mold and Fungi – paper and gelatin emulsions providenutrients. Can cause images and print to fade or be obliterated.

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