Video: An Introduction to Book Structure, Handling, Assessment, and Care for Your Personal Collections

LAPNet presented a workshop as part of the virtual Archives Bazaar on October 17, 2020, organized by LA As Subject. In the talk, library preservation professionals Ron Matteson from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and Wil Lin from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) discuss book structure and handling, and how to assess and care for your book collections at home. They discuss how to handle and store your books to extend their life, and the different types of uses, functions, and value the books in your collection may have, using examples from their own collections. Based on those uses and values, they make some observations about what types of preservation measures you may (or may not) want to take. Watch the video here.

You can learn more about the LA As Subject consortium and what they do on their website. And visit the Archives Bazaar page to see the entire slate of events from Archives Bazaar 2020 and view other fascinating videos from organizations around Southern California.

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