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.

 

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December 13th 2017 @ 9:28am Guest in the Lab
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Although she has been working alongside us since late summer, I’m only now introducing Janelle Beasley to our blog au

October 20th 2017 @ 11:05am All the Naked Ladies
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I have recently discovered a sure-fire way to keep things interesting in my job: endeavor to repair books about photo

September 8th 2017 @ 9:00am A microspatula by any other name…
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…would be just as useful.

August 17th 2017 @ 11:36am Ultrasonic Misting- Part Two
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In the previous post, I mentioned some of the factors involved in choosing a consolidant for the job at hand.

August 8th 2017 @ 3:53pm Ultrasonic Misting- Part One
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I’ve been busy the past several months in the Paper Lab getting together the parts, purchase requests and wherewithal