Monday, June 16, 2014

Flat Ranger Usma Visits Morristown

Our library storage area requires a lot of upkeep and the backlog can be kind of daunting. We were fortunate to have Flat Ranger Usma with us this week, because he was an expert in environmental monitoring and collections storage.
He began his work by studying all of the data logger (HOBOs) readings.

Then he pointed out examples of deteriorating materials and showed us how to
properly encapsulate books that are showing wear and loss.

Afterward, he staged the books while we prepared to clean the shelves.

Flat Ranger Usma recommended a mixture of water and ethanol to remove
book rot and sanitize the shelving.
Thanks for helping us get caught up Flat Ranger Usma!

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