Recent Submissions

  • Binding theses and dissertations 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:undated
    Dear Dr. Book, I just finished my dissertation for my Ph.D. and would like to have a copy bound. Where can I find a binder and what types of binding are available? Recent Colorado State grad
  • Condition and value terminology, 2004 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2004
    Dear Dr. Book, I have been thinking about purchasing some of my old favorite books and have done some online searching to find the best value. I have seen various terms used to describe the condition of volumes for sale, ...
  • CD-DVD collections, 2004 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2004
    Dear Dr. Book, I have a large collection of CDs and am beginning a collection of the latest DVDs. I have heard various estimates on how long my CDs and DVDs will last. What is the latest estimate and how should I best keep ...
  • Comic book preservation, 2010 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2010
    Dear Dr. Book, I still own about 200 comics from when I was a kid. Several years ago I put most all of them into plastic sleeves with acid-free backer boards. They currently reside on a shelf in my basement in two narrow ...
  • Digital archiving, 2010 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2010
    Dear Dr. Book, I am a photographer and author who uses a computer every day in my work. I want to save my approximately 10,000 digital photos and accompanying manuscripts, but I am not a "techie." What options are available ...
  • Construction and preservation planning, 2011 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2011
    Dear Dr. Book, We are planning an addition of a new bedroom and bathroom to our house with the excavation of the area underneath the new room for an expanded basement. How can I protect my large book and photo collection ...
  • University department materials preservation, 2007 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2007
    Dear Dr. Book, Our Colorado State University department has just received a collection of papers from a former faculty member on the department’s formation, history, and major research projects. Can the Libraries help us ...
  • Preservation articles, 2011 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2011
    Dear Dr. Book, I'm making plans to organize and care for a collection of family mementos that are in my parent's attic. I want to research basic preservation recommendations and be prepared when I move back there after I ...
  • Preservation resources bibliography revised, 2016 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2016
    Dear Preservation, I recently volunteered to assist with collection care at the library and local historical society in my small home town. Reading the numerous Ask Preservation columns has been very helpful and covers ...
  • Water damaged materials, 2000 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2000
    Dear Dr. Book, I discovered that my collection of old comic books and old science fiction masterpieces was damaged when a water pipe broke in my basement. How can I dry these volumes and save them for the future? An avid ...
  • Preservation resources bibliography, 2007 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2007
    Dear Dr. Book, I have enjoyed reading your columns about various preservation topics and would like to learn more about preservation and conservation treatment of materials. What resources would you recommend? Eager to learn
  • Weeding and sorting collections, 2000 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2000
    Dear Dr. Book, I have a question about the timeliness of articles, textbooks, and reference materials for professional use. I have recommended that professional friends of mine dump their textbooks of 10+ years and buy new ...
  • Archival rehousing, 2009 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2009
    Dear Dr. Book, My family just bought a hundred-year old house and found several boxes of newspapers and books in the attic. We decided to keep the collection of fragile old Colorado travel books and maps. How would we best ...
  • Scrapbooks - preserving, 2015 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2015
    Dear Preservation, Recently, I inherited my great grandmother's scrapbook from her college years during the World War I era. The scrapbook is a beloved treasure that we traditionally view at family reunions. The condition ...
  • Scholarly journal archive access, 2007 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2007
    Dear Dr. Book, I am an amateur astronomer who likes to read my university library’s print journals to gain insight into the world of professional astronomy. I recently heard that the library is considering canceling its ...
  • Soot damage, 2013 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2013
    Dear Dr. Book, My neighborhood was one that was destroyed by a wildfire this summer. I was able to salvage some important family documents, but they are smoke damaged. Can you tell me what I should do to restore them for ...
  • Quilt preservation, 2012 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2012
    Dear Dr. Book, I watched my grandmother spend many long hours bent over her large dining room table piecing, pinning, and eventually stitching a quilt into a work of art. I have now inherited this beautiful quilt. What is ...
  • Scrapbooks - creating, 2006 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2006
    Dear Dr. Book, I am an 80 year old grandmother of fifteen and I would like to put together a scrapbook of family memorabilia for my fifteen grandchildren. Where do I get started to "build" it so that they can pass it on ...
  • Architectural drawings, 2016 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2016
    Dear Preservation, Our family has owned a prominent 1900’s era building in our community since it was built. We recently found architectural drawings and renderings hidden in a closet. We want to preserve these drawings ...
  • Professional conservator consulting, 2005 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Libraries. Preservation Services
    Date:2005
    Dear Dr. Book, I have several nineteenth century documents that are in fairly bad shape, but I want to save them as part of our family history. How do I find someone to repair my documents, and do you have any advice on ...

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