Inconvenient legacy

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College University Libraries
Department J. Willard Marriott Library
Creator Silverman, Randall H.
Title Inconvenient legacy
Date 2007
Description The role of research libraries is to preserve the long-term memory of humankind. Straddling competing interests, they strive to provide unimpeded access to scholarly books while maintaining those same volumes in perpetuity. In practice, these ?Ç£bastions of knowledge?Ç¥ lean toward pragmatic maintenance solutions when dealing with the vast majority of their collections, loaning books to users in patterns antithetical to archive or museum practice. While providing a huge service, this compromise often disregards the significance of the physical material culture held by these cultural storehouses, with their own policies governing general collection repair naively shortchanging future scholars.
Type Text
Publisher University of Texas Press
First Page 1
Last Page 26
Subject Research libraries; Preservation; Book repair
Subject LCSH Library materials -- Conservation and restoration; Libraries
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Silverman, R. (2007?). The Inconvenient Legacy. Libraries and the Cultural Record, 1-26.
Rights Management (c) University of Texas Press
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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