Difference between revisions of "Loose material in books"

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Loose materials are sometimes found in bound collection materials. Current Folger policy for vault items favors retaining loose material with the book, if possible. This article contains policy and procedures for dealing with things found in books.  
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Loose materials are sometimes found in bound collection materials. Current Folger policy for vault items favors keeping anything relating to the history, readership, or use of materials with the materials themselves, making reasonable accommodation against damage. This article contains policy and procedures for dealing with things found in books.  
  
 
== Staff procedures ==
 
== Staff procedures ==
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If an item has become part of the content, such as a contemporary ms. note concerning the text pinned within the book, extraneous materials should be left with the book, and described in the copy-specific note as to location within the book, as well as an idea of content
 
If an item has become part of the content, such as a contemporary ms. note concerning the text pinned within the book, extraneous materials should be left with the book, and described in the copy-specific note as to location within the book, as well as an idea of content
  
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* accession/acquisition-based items, such as bookseller descriptions or shipping labels
 
* accession/acquisition-based items, such as bookseller descriptions or shipping labels
 
* organic materials which might prove detrimental to the book, such as flowers, leaves, etc.
 
* organic materials which might prove detrimental to the book, such as flowers, leaves, etc.
 
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* When in doubt as to the potential harmful nature of leaving an item within the book, consult curator(s) and/or conservators for an opinion. If it is determined that the item should be removed, it is to be sent to the Curatorial File, noting location within book and shelf-mark, etc.
When in doubt as to the potential harmful nature of leaving an item within the book, such as a rusting pin, consult curator(s) and/or conservators for an opinion. If it is determined that a pin should be removed, it is to be sent to the Curatorial File, noting location within book and shelf-mark, etc.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:07, 14 March 2014

Loose materials are sometimes found in bound collection materials. Current Folger policy for vault items favors keeping anything relating to the history, readership, or use of materials with the materials themselves, making reasonable accommodation against damage. This article contains policy and procedures for dealing with things found in books.

Staff procedures

If an item has become part of the content, such as a contemporary ms. note concerning the text pinned within the book, extraneous materials should be left with the book, and described in the copy-specific note as to location within the book, as well as an idea of content

The following should be removed:

  • accession/acquisition-based items, such as bookseller descriptions or shipping labels
  • organic materials which might prove detrimental to the book, such as flowers, leaves, etc.
  • When in doubt as to the potential harmful nature of leaving an item within the book, consult curator(s) and/or conservators for an opinion. If it is determined that the item should be removed, it is to be sent to the Curatorial File, noting location within book and shelf-mark, etc.