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Collection Care videos

Our Preservation Department has produced a series of short videos on the best ways to handle books and other collection items and has written a short article on the use of gloves when handling collection items.

By encouraging and demonstrating careful use of collection items, the Library and Readers can work together to ensure their long-term preservation.

These videos were designed to be shown in public areas of the Library and therefore have no associated sound.

1. Caring for the Collections - Introduction

2. Using Books

3. Using Gloves with Collection Items (please also read our article on the use of gloves)

4. Using Books in Boxes and Using Other Types of Books

5. Using Folded Items

6. Using Rolled Items

7. Using Archive Material

8. Using Prints, Drawings and Photographs

9. Using Other Formats

10. Our experts tackle five projects, conserving priceless books and scrolls

Made for the British Library by Matt Casswell

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