Monday, April 22, 2013

Your Preservation Week Daily Tip: Paper Storage

Store your paper materials in an environment with relatively low humidity, away from direct sunlight, and on shelves not on the floor. Whether you have books, maps, letters or other items made primarily of paper, a good environment will contribute a lot to their future condition. For more information check out the National Archives website

Preservation Week at Dartmouth College Library is part of an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association to raise awareness of preservation issues and solutions. For more information visit our website.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip! Indeed, paper documents are really vulnerable, since they are made from wood fibers, which react quickly to humidity, dampness and light. Newspapers are particularly vulnerable to discoloration and becoming brittle, so utmost care should be observed when handling them, especially if we want to keep the records of our past alive.

    Ruby Badcoe