The purpose of this manual is to document the repair and enclosure treatments commonly performed in the Conservation unit serving the circulating collections of the Indiana University Libraries at the Bloomington campus. The idea for this manual originally came from Karissa Tatman, who created the first model for a manual of this type while serving an internship here. Karissa later became a full-time conservation technician in our department.
Though primarily intended as a resource for student technicians within the unit, the information given here may also prove useful to those who either are or wish to become responsible for the preservation of library collections or for those interested in the preservation of private or personal collections.
Every attempt has been made to facilitate easy navigation through the manual. The complete table of contents offers links to both individual items and to more specific tables, and each table is headed for the sake of maintaining bearings. The repair and enclosure treatments documentation is presented in slide show form and within the text contains numerous links to tools, materials, and terms.