Caring for rare and old books (Kresge Library, Oakland University, Nov. 6, 2019, 9-12)
UPDATE 10/30/2019 - Due to space limitations, registration for this workshop is closed. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list, contact Dominique Daniel at

Rare and old books are treasures that require proper handling and storage. In this hands-on workshop, led by Sean Ferguson of the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), we will learn how to handle and care for rare and old books to ensure their long-term preservation. The workshop includes a short overview of book materials and their history before describing best practices for handling rare and old books, including proper shelving and storage. We will also learn how to obtain accurate dimensions to build custom-made book enclosures. Finally, we will learn how best to display and support books in exhibits.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Date: November 6, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm EST
Location: Kresge Library, Room 225B, 100 Library Drive, Oakland University, MI 48309

For more information, please contact Dominique Daniel, Oakland University Library (

This workshop is made possible in part by a preservation assistance grant for smaller institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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