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Re: [BKARTS] Binding Newspapers

Rodney Fry wrote:
Would it not be advisable to wash and deacidify the newspapers

From what I've read, newsprint is surprisingly durable without any treatment at all. I'd suggest reading "Double Fold" by Nicholas Baker (a truly wonderful book about the destruction of the world's newspaper archives by microfilmers, digitizers and other daft "preservationists"). His findings about acidity and other factors in newsprint deterioration are fascinating.

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