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 1st 2016 @ 9:15am New Employee News
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For this month’s Preservation Lab Blog post, as her supervisor, let me introduce our newest full-time employee, H

June 20th 2016 @ 2:06pm Writings of Brilliance
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We recently had two documents in the lab exhibiting a noteworthy effect.

April 29th 2016 @ 4:40pm These books are giving me a headache
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I have four volumes of Shakespeare’s plays on my desk. They have been there for months. It feels like years.

March 24th 2016 @ 10:59am Preservation Week Events in the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, April 2016
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Preservation Week is April 24 – 30, 2016

March 9th 2016 @ 4:43pm Floating Disks
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Sorry, this isn’t about alien spaceships.