Title: Preservation of Family Treasures
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Title: Preservation of Family Treasures
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Freund, John
Affiliation: University of Florida -- George A. Smathers Libraries -- Preservation Department
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries
Publication Date: 2007
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Subject: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Bibliographic ID: UF00089556
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida

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Basic Preservation Guidelines


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Preservation Basics


John Freund
Conservator
Preservation Department
University of Florida Libraries
Gainesville, Florida


johfreu(ufl.edu
352-273-2835






PRESERVATION BASICS

3 ENVIRONMENT, CARE & HANDLING.
Heat & humidity, water, insects, handling,
housekeeping.
w CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES
Ethics, stabilization, fasteners, materials & supplies.
t INFORMATION RESOURCES.
Need more information ? Starting point.
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ENVIRONMENTAL





ENVIRONMENTAL

x Heat & Humidity
x Light
x Water
x Insects









HEAT & HUMIDITY


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Temp Performance Target
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ActualTemp vs. Target
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TMax:77F
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RH Performance Target
35% RH +1-10%
Actual RH vs. Taget
RHMin:24%
RH Max:54%
RH Range: 30%
1 I RH Mean: 38%
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* 65 70 degrees max.

* 40 50% RH.

* Stability.

Cycle of less than 5% in
a 24 hour period.


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LIGHT

Moderate light levels are in many ways
beneficial.

x Makes handling easier and safer.
x Discourages insects.
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LIGHT


Strong Light Levels

* Weakens fibers.
* Fades colors.
* Speeds embrittlement.


* Cumulative.





WATER






WATER


Water comes from
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INSECTS


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INSECTS


LIKES

x Low light
" Low air circulation
X Undisturbed areas
" Humidity


DISLIKES

I Low humidity
" Low temperature
I Cleaning
" Being disturbed


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BEST DEFENSE

x Awareness of the environment.
Monitor temperature and humidity.
x Good housekeeping.
Clean, dust, vacuum.
x Limiting food sources.
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x Handling
x Shelving
x Housekeeping






HANDLING SUPPORT



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dealing with brittle
paper and fragile
bindings.

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spines of old bindings.





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x Extremely damaging.
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HOUSEKEEPING

x CLEAN
x DUST
x VACUUM
Discourages insects.
Prevents soil
accumulation.
Good for books and
allergic staff.




CONSERVATION
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CONSERVATION
TECHNIQUES

x Stabilization
x Removal of damaging fasteners
x Enclosures
x Materials and Supplies





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" Keep the condition from getting worse.
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REMOVAL OF FASTENERS

x Staples, paper clips, string ties, straight pins,
rubber bands....
Distort and damage the paper.
Chemical damage through staining.

POTENTIALLY DAMAGING FASTENERS SHOULD
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ENCLOSURES

x Polyester envelop
" Acid free paper
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MATERIALS & SUPPLIES






MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

3 BOOKMAKERS
http://www.bookmakerscatalog.com/
t LIGHT IMPRESSIONS
http://lightimpressionsdirect.com/
t UNIVERSITY PRODUCTS
http://www.universityproducts.com
t GAYLORD BROTHERS
http://www.gaylord.com





INFORMATION RESOURCES


Start on the WEB.






I WEB RESOURCES

x Conservation OnLine
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/
X Northeast Document Conservation Center
http://www.nedcc.org/
x American Institute For Conservation
http://aic.stanford.edu/
X SOLINET
http://www.solinet.net/




PROFESSIONAL
CONSERVATION

M When
x How to find a conservator




WHEN TO CALL A
PROFESSIONAL

x Beyond your training.
x Anything beyond simple repair or
stabilization.





FINDING A CONSERVATOR


3 American Institute For Conservation
Referral service.

m http://www.aic-faic.org/guide/form.html






QUESTIONS


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