General Collections Conservation
The conservation unit also treats new acquisitions to the library collections, which may need minor alterations or reinforcement before shelving. These treatments include tipping in pages, sewing pamphlets into binders, creating pockets for loose material, and occasionally reinforcing the covers of paperback books. Over the past two years this last category of material has diminished and most of these items are sent directly to the stacks.
- Information about our general collections treatment procedures
- Commercial binding and in-house treatment options for new acquisitions (restricted to Dartmouth College Library staff)
- General collections conservation treatment manual (restricted to Preservation Services staff)