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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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

January 24th 2017 @ 4:20pm Future Book Artists
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This week the Preservation Department hosted Bloomington’s Girl Scout Troop 3468.

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