Boxes and Enclosures for Libraries and Archives
Instructor: Andrew Huot
Date: August 21-24, 2018
The best first step to Preservation of books and paper materials is to house them in an archival storage container. Proper enclosures can protect them from the environment, including temperature and relative humidity swings and the effects of UV light. This workshop will cover boxes and enclosures for books and paper items from the simple to the complex, including the cloth covered clamshell box, phase box, self-closing wrapper, tuxedo box, corrugated clamshell box, the Folger Phase Box with Mylar Spine, enclosures for small items, and a four flap enclosure in a hard case. Class discussions will include the best material choices for presentation and preservation, best practices for measuring and cutting materials, and choosing materials for the best archival qualities.
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