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CONSERVATION AND THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY

ANTONIA BUNCH (Department of Information Science University of Strathclyde)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 January 1986

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Abstract

As Nicholas Barker has pointed out, concern with the problem of deteriorating books has a long history. In 1898 the Prefect of the Vatican Library convened an international conference in St Gall to consider the decay of paper, in particular the new cheaper papers produced from wood pulp. Thereafter a number of libraries established conservation laboratories and the Bodleian monitored tests of the efficacy of different methods of treating paper. An even earlier concern for conservation is noted by Alex Wilson. In the Abbey of Admont the librarian's task was laid down in 1370 as

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BUNCH, A. (1986), "CONSERVATION AND THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY", Library Review, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 56-61. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb012809

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