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Re: New York experts on old books (fwd)

See if UMI or someone else has them on fiche or film, if so discard and
replace with that. If not and you have to retain them send them off for
filming, but I believe that can cost upwards from $70/vol. If the paper
can't take even one fold there is very little if anything that can be done.


At 02:14 PM 6/27/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello Book Arts Folks!  I just subscribed to this list yesterday!  I'm an
>Associate Law Librarian at the Baltimore County Circuit Court Law Library
>who is interested in preservation issues in part because I will most
>likely be cleaning up a whole room of old British case reporters and
>Maryland state legal materials in the next few years.  So, I'm trying to
>get up to speed with what it is I should be doing for these old book.  And
>lo and behold, I get this following message from the law librarians'
>listserv.  I thought I'd pass it along and let y'all take a crack at it.
>Steve Anderson
>Associate Law Librarian
>Baltimore County Circuit Court Law Library
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 27 Jun 96 11:21:36 EDT
>From: Ann Puckett <APUCKETT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: law-lib@xxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: New York experts on old books
>There may be a more appropriate list for this question, but I couldn't identify
>it if so.  We have a huge set of documents from the New York legislature.  It
>dates from roughly 1852 to 1967.  Spine title varies, but the earliest volumes
>and the bulk of the set says Assembly Documents.  Spines are leather.  The set
>is in terrible condition, red rot outside and brittle paper that won't take eve
>n one fold inside.  My question: are these books valuable enough that I should
>take steps to preserve them?  Feel free to forward this message if you know of
>a more appropriate list.
>Ann Puckett
>Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
>University of Georgia School of Law Library
>Athens GA 30602-6018
>Phone (706)542-5078
>Fax (706)542-5001

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