Storage and handling methods impact the life of collections and information. Good air circulation should be maintained in storage areas especially for bound volumes. Shelves must be durable and spacious enough in case the collection will be expanded. Fragile volumes should have custom protective enclosures that provide structural support and protection from damage. Handling, photocopying, scanning and marking bound volumes should be performed with great care. Unbound documents have to be folded and boxed with chemically stable materials, the corroded fasteners should be removed and the documents needs to be stored by size and type in acid-free, lignin-free, alkaline buffered file folders. Special collections should be managed with utmost caution.
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