What the Heck is a Fascicle?
It didn’t take long for me to become derailed once I began work on collecting specific care techniques. After stumbling across unfamiliar words in the literature, I decided to backtrack to make sure I understood some of the common terms used in library conservation and preservation. The result is a short, but rapidly growing, list on a new page that resides under the Basics section. I hope to expand this section to include some graphics about each format type (like this image from a publishing company blog). Images are so helpful in understanding how to handle resources and could be useful in orientations for new library staff.
Storage and Care of Format Types Typically Found in an Academic Library
This is where I spent most of my time over the past two weeks, and I’m just scratching the surface, especially with Asian bindings. I look forward to getting some hands-on experience with this special format.
I’m excited to get review the book, The preservation management handbook : a 21st-century guide for libraries, archives, and museums because it is often mentioned on academic library blogs as a trusted source for collections care. Jackson Library has a copy, and I plan to visit the campus in the coming weeks to review it.
All of these pages are in the Techniques section of my blog, and I will add to and refine them as I learn more.
I will meet with my site supervisor to discuss the culminating project for this independent study. My proposal will be to create storage boxes for monographs that are still in circulation but are deteriorating. A second option is to design viewing cradles to reduce patron handling of those resources. Both may require work with a university’s conservation lab and are frequently cited as something a collection management team would propose.