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Care of the collection in University of Peradeniya library: strategic planning for the preventive conservation

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Champa NK Alahakoon

Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, LK
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This paper discusses some problems which prevail with regard to preventive conservation of rare materials presently available in the university library. It reveals the problems that have arisen due to deteriorating factors and negligent areas of the library, such as lack of awareness of the importance of the documents and materials; lack of positive thinking on preventive conservation; shortage of trained staff, equipment and chemicals; and lack of funds. It points out the importance and need of preservation of different kinds of material including wooden objects and paintings and the factors that need to be addressed with regard to preventive conservation. Lastly it highlights strategic planning for preventive conservation which needs to be implemented.

Key words: Collection care, preservation of rare materials, strategic planning for preservation

doi: 10.4038/jula.v12i0.326  

Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (Vol. 12) 2008 p.1-16
How to Cite: Alahakoon, C.N., (2008). Care of the collection in University of Peradeniya library: strategic planning for the preventive conservation. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka. 12, pp.1–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jula.v12i0.326
Published on 12 Dec 2008.
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