Care & Handling
Preserving Columbia's Library Materials
A Powerpoint slideshow on how and why materials deteriorate; handling and shelving practices; and identifying and preventing damage.
- Part 1: Why Materials Deteriorate
- Part 2: Shelving Materials Carefully
- Part 3: Handling Materials Carefully
- Part 4: Identifying and Preventing Damage
Author: Janet Gertz ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Murder in the Stacks
Using a library setting, actors portraying Conan Doyle's characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson demonstrate and discuss how library materials can be mistreated and damaged, and how they should be properly cared for and handled.
Funded by the coordinated Preservation Projects Program, Division of Library Development, New York State Library and the Columbia University Libraries.