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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January 17th 2017 @ 5:05pm Don’t Pull, Just Cut!
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While working on this very damaged book, some words of advice from long ago kept ringing in my ears –

January 5th 2017 @ 11:05am Teaching
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Teaching humidification and pressing of photographs to archaeology students and staff

December 13th 2016 @ 11:52am Fires and Poetry
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Recently, I was repairing this book:

 

November 3rd 2016 @ 1:57pm Roll Your Own, or, Frugality is the Mother of Invention
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October 11th 2016 @ 11:58am The Future of Commercial Binding
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Hi all! I am Chelsea Liddell, the new Binding and Preservation Review Coordinator here at the Preservation Lab.