Why do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections

Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian at Yale University Library, hosted a lively discussion focused on odors in collections. Lead by Kennedy, members of the Online Community explored the chemical properties of certain scents, gained a better understanding of what odors may signal deterioration, and discussed the safest methods to rid collections of odors.

 

 

Featured Resources:

Additional resources from the event:

  • Tara Kennedy’s PowerPoint presentation
  • Tara Kennedy’s event handout
  • An example of a Request for Proposal [link inactive] for mold remediation from Yale University Library’s Preservation Department

Recorded: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Guest Experts: Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian at Yale University Library

Host: Jenny Wiley, Coordinator of Communications and Online Learning, Heritage Preservation

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