Plastic sheeting

Images and text by Garry Harrison,
Head, Circulating Collections Conservation,
Indiana University Libraries Preservation Department


Plastic sheeting

This is an essential of water damage response; its use is primarily preventive. Often damage can be contained by draping plastic sheeting over materials, particularly those shelved in library stacks. This can be a quicker, simpler, and equally effective alternative to relocating or packing out materials. It's a good idea to keep a roll of tape and a knife or scissors with the plastic.


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