The mission of Preservation Services is to ensure that the resources collected in support of research, teaching and learning at Colorado State University Libraries remain available for long-term use. Preservation Services is responsible for the care and maintenance of the Libraries physical collections. Services include repair and rehousing of library materials, in-house conservation treatments, and preparing items for commercial re-binding, shelving and circulation. Services also encompass planning and managing a program for an extensive range of conservation treatments for the Library’s Archives and Special Collections materials including basic stabilization, cleaning, and complex conservation treatments for paper-based materials. Preservation Services contributes to outreach and preservation awareness efforts for campus and community patrons, serving as a resource for a wide range of preservation, and conservation issues; including engagement with emergency planning and recovery activities for the physical collections, and providing environmental monitoring.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Acid deterioration 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Four images of binding failing, brittle acidic paper that is flaking. Previous repair stronger than paper causing fragile paper to break at the spine.
  • Loss of text 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation - corner of book cut off.
  • Dirty - 1 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation with tire track damage.
  • Dirty - 2 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation with tobacco stains.
  • Holes - 2 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation with puncture marks on cover and into pages.
  • Holes - 1 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Human caused damage images. Four images of mutilation with hole in front cover and first few pages.
  • Reformatted 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Two images of book; has been disbound for archival photocopying, front cover remounted.
  • Detached - 1 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Human caused damage images. Three images of mutilation - book cut in two.
  • Bubbled cover - 1 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Water damage images. Three images of wrinkled pages, misshapen text block, bubbles in covering material which is coming loose from boards underneath.
  • Torn/creased 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Four images of torn paper; yellowed and appears to have been caught in something.
  • Brittle/reformatted - 3 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Five images of a brittle book; has been disbound for archival photocopying, torn spine.
  • Insect damage 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Animal and insect damage images. Three images of insect damage/holes.
  • Crease disintegration 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Three images of a brittle book; has been torn where map was folded/creased.
  • Embrittled 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Three images of page sewing with damaged fragile/brittle paper.
  • Brittle/reformatted - 1 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Two images of a brittle book; has been disbound for archival photocopying, wear and tear on cover.
  • Brittle/reformatted - 2 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Miscellaneous wear and tear damage images. Three images of a brittle book; has been disbound for archival photocopying.
  • Discoloration - 1 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Water damage images. Three images of water marks and pages stuck together.
  • Animal damage 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:undated
    Animal and insect damage images. Three images of animal chewed book.
  • Color migration - 7 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:1997
    1997 Flood damage images. Two images of color migration and color bleeding.
  • Color migration - 6 

    Contributor:Lunde, Diane B.
    Date:1997
    1997 Flood damage images. Two images of color migration with dirty and wrinkled pages.

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