ALF/E Lingle Craig Preservation Lab exterior view

The mission of the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab is to facilitate the use of information resources for as long as they are needed, and in the forms most appropriate for their effective use. In the IU Bloomington Libraries, where permanent retention is the goal, the role of the Preservation Lab is to stabilize and improve the condition of the book and paper collections, ensuring that they are accessible for use by both present and future researchers. This means protecting the collections from avoidable damage and deterioration, repairing materials when they become worn from use, and replacing or copying materials that cannot be repaired.

The Preservation Lab has eight full-time and two FTE part-time staff in four service units:

     General Collections Conservation

     Paper Conservation

     Binding Preparation

     Automated Boxmaking

For information regarding the location, hours and general contacts for the Preservation Lab please see the About section.

E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab Blog

May 19th 2015 @ 4:49pm New Kid on the Block
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Hello Readers!

April 20th 2015 @ 3:23pm Preservation Week 2015
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custom made enclosure

February 2nd 2015 @ 10:58am Oh, the places you’ll go! (if you are a book …)
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Some books really get around.

January 20th 2015 @ 11:43am Transportation
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The Preservation Lab at IU Bloomington shares the same address as our Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF)- a compact sto

December 31st 2014 @ 1:12pm Custom Enclosure for Seed Collection
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In the paper conservation lab we make enclosures too.