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that had to be the neatest presentation I've seen for a while: my larger institution libraries asked their conservation scientists to come and talk about what they do for a living. All sorts of aspects of materials science and chemistry. They do all these neat experiments to measure how brittle paper is, what chemicals are being outgassed, what went wrong with previous conservation methods (cellulose acetate encapsulation)... I really had no idea.


Sounds really cool! They going to post it anywhere?

 ‎· Kirsten

conservation is frickin' awesome. it is SERIOUSLY cool stuff.

 ‎· LibSkrat

I hope they do post it. I will ask if I can share if so.

 ‎· Christina Pikas

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