Appropriate environmental conditions in open and closed stacks, vaults, and other collections storage areas prevent damage and prolong the life of library holdings in all formats. Monitoring library environments is important for early detection of conditions that can damage collections.
The Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care can help select appropriate environmental monitoring devices, establish monitoring programs, and interpret findings. Resulting data can assist facilities managers in achieving appropriate environmental conditions for collections.
- Environmental Control (by James Reilly, Image Permanence Institute)
- Environmental Monitoring: A Gateway to Long-Lived Collections, presentation by William P. Lull, March 2000