Monday, May 24, 2010

Protecting your home library.

The Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago offers some practical tips for those wondering how to best preserve the materials in their home collections:

• "Caring for Your Books"
• "Caring for Your Paper Documents"
• "Caring for Your Photographs"
• "Preventing Damage to Your Collection"
• "Caring for Media Collections"
    Additionally, the FAQs on Preservation from the Library of Congress can be consulted.

    About the image: The Library of Congress takes steps to preserve Thorp McClusky's Chuck Malloy, Railroad Detective on the Streamliner (1938).

      1 comment:

      George said...

      Wow! What a great series! I still put my books in Ziplock bags.