National Library of France
Preservation at BnF: policy, laboratory, and sites
Various types of direct and indirect action contribute to the achievement of this goal:
Conditionnement de conservation
If documents published 30 or 40 years ago are deacidified as soon as the first signs of acidification appear on their paper, this slows the spread of physicochemical degradation and thus avoids the need to make use of complex and expensive processes.
The Library is gradually putting in place a permanent organizational approach to dealing with exceptional damage of all kinds. This emergency plan covers all sites and provides for the implementation of specific measures. Information on this subject is communicated to staff via the Library’s intranet. Staff training ensures that plenty of teams of skilled and willing staff of all levels are available in the event of an incident.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011