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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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

July 13th 2017 @ 3:45pm Bell Trace Art Class Visits the Lab
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The Preservation Department and the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) hosted a group of local students this week for a

May 1st 2017 @ 9:40am Evolution
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In April, we had a lovely visit from the Guild of Book Workers / Midwest Chapter, while they were in Bloomington for

April 17th 2017 @ 1:30pm Improved Ties for Portfolios
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March 17th 2017 @ 2:45pm Of Baseball, Books, and Book Tape
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What could a ticket to a Cincinnati Buckeyes baseball game in 1869 have in common with a book of Sophocles’ works in