National Library of France
Preservation at BnF : sites
Preservation activities at the Joël‑Le‑Theule Technical Center consist of the following:
When workshops were established at the François Mitterrand Library (Site François-Mitterrand) and the Bussy-Saint-Georges site, the Sablé center focused more on backing up documents from collections held at the Richelieu Library (Site Richelieu), the Opera Library and the Arsenal Library (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal) while continuing to work for subject departments based at the François Mitterrand Library.
Various types of process, often complementary, are used:
Specific to this site: the deacidification unitIn conjunction with the Research Center for the Preservation of Graphic Materials (Centre de Recherches sur la Conservation des Documents Graphiques/CRCDG), now known as the Collection Conservation Research Center (Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections/CRCC), the center has created a fungistatic wax which is very useful to libraries for maintaining leather bindings: Cire 213. Used in small quantities, this wax helps leather to retain its mechanical suppleness and prevents the development of mold. It is distributed by BnF’s sales department.
Monday, April 4, 2011