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INFO-632 Conservation and Preservation

3 Credits

An introduction to the preservation of library and archival materials using a comprehensive approach that includes theoretical, technical, and practical aspects of preservation. It covers the historical development of preservation in libraries and archives, including permanence and durability, ideas that support preservation of cultural material and preservation methods such as conservation treatments, preservation microfilming, digitization, and other types of reformatting. Students also examine holdings maintenance and rehousing techniques, preservation selection, conditions and needs of assessment surveys, handling and storage techniques, environmental controls, and disaster planning and salvage methods.