• Sustaining the Rare and Special Collections of Burke Theological Library

    Project Director(s):
    Janet Elaine Gertz
    Author(s):
    Janet Elaine Gertz
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Columbia University
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M66S9B
    Abstract:
    The Columbia University Libraries seeks a one-year planning and evaluation grant to diagnose the causes of damaging temperature and humidity fluctuations in the rare book and special collections stacks of Burke Theological Library and propose realistic, achievable, customized solutions to bring conditions more closely in line with preservation recommendations for prolonging the useful life of unique and valuable books and manuscripts. This project focuses on Burke Library's Brown Tower, which houses the rare and special collections. Burke Library is the largest theological library in the western hemisphere and is an invaluable resource for scholars in many humanities fields beyond theology and religious studies, including anthropology, education, history, languages, music, philosophy, social sciences, and visual arts.
    Notes:
    A planning project to analyze and recommend improvements to environmental conditions in the rare book and special collections area of the Union Theological Seminary's Burke Library, a repository documenting the history of Christianity and Western religions from the medieval era to the present.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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