Single-item deacidification system

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


Single-item deacidification system

Though our department is involved in an active mass decidification program, it is more practical to deacidify some items in-house. This category is most commonly based on size; specifically large, flat materials and some oversize books are candidates. We use the Bookkeeper system, which administers the magnesium oxide-bearing solution by means of compressed air.


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