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Purpose: Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.

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This interest group is part of Core's Preservation Section.

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Prservation of Children's Literature

  • 1.  Prservation of Children's Literature

    Posted Aug 31, 2023 07:59 AM

    New Perspectives on the Preservation of Children's Books

    Date & Time
    Sep 12, 2023 02:00 PM in 
    Presented by Core's Book and Paper Interest Group September 12, 1:00 - 2:30pm CT Preservation has not been a word that has been associated with children's literature in the past. Full conservation treatment has been available for rare items that reside in special collection areas, but children's books have generally been viewed as disposable and librarians are expected to simply buy and replace worn and damaged items. However, due to costs and other budgetary constraints, this view of preservation of children's literature has been changing. Today we want to take a look at new perspectives about the preservation of children's literature and will hear from presenters on how to teach young users how to better care for the collections, new research into the coatings used on children's board books and how COVID may be pushing this research further as well as information from the children's publishing industry on how decisions are made about what book structures and materials are used for various titles and what preservation aspects librarians should be considering when making collection purchases. Presentations: Indestructible Books Presented by Jacqueline Coleburn, Rare Materials Section, US/Anglo Division, Library of Congress -- Repairing Children's Books and Talking with Children About the Work We Do Presented by Leslie Long, General Collections Conservation Section, Library of Congress -- Children's Board Book Coating Identification Presented by Amanda Satorious, Preservation Directorate, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress -- How Publishers of Children's Literature make Decisions about What Format/Materials are used During Production Presented by Margaret L. Mosomillo, Director, Publishing Production, Highlights Inc. -- Moderator Carrie Beyer, Library of Congress

    Carrie Beyer
    Supervisory Librarian
    Library of Congress