ALF/E Lingle Craig Preservation Lab exterior view

The mission of the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab is to facilitate the use of information resources for as long as they are needed, and in the forms most appropriate for their effective use. In the IU Bloomington Libraries, where permanent retention is the goal, the role of the Preservation Lab is to stabilize and improve the condition of the book and paper collections, ensuring that they are accessible for use by both present and future researchers. This means protecting the collections from avoidable damage and deterioration, repairing materials when they become worn from use, and replacing or copying materials that cannot be repaired.

The Preservation Lab has eight full-time and two FTE part-time staff in four service units:

     General Collections Conservation

     Paper Conservation

     Binding Preparation

     Automated Boxmaking

For information regarding the location, hours and general contacts for the Preservation Lab please see the About section.

E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab Blog

September 3rd 2015 @ 12:40pm The History of Sumatra, and of the book-cloth tape attached to its cover
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Another day, another book with book-cloth tape.

August 11th 2015 @ 11:31am How Costs Factor into the Preservation of Library Collections
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July 10th 2015 @ 10:00am A Collaboration of 3-D Modelling and Automated Box Manufacture for Library Special Collections Enclosures
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June 23rd 2015 @ 5:34pm Inverse Relationships in Libraryland
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One definition of inverse, from the Merr

May 26th 2015 @ 10:14am Spreading the Conservation Gospel
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Hello all! My name is Chelsea Liddell and I am a student worker in the Preservation Lab.