[Libs-Or] Dusting collection

Kathy Stroud kstroud at uoregon.edu
Tue Dec 19 15:17:00 PST 2017

I've never worked with a cleaning company to do something like this.  However, I have discussed dusting with people who work in a conservation lab.  I remember a few tips:

1) no chemicals on any dust cloth if you use a cloth

2) if you use a vacuum, place cheese cloth over the nozzle if there's a chance that parts of fragile pages will be sucked up

3) Vacuum/dust top and bottom by stroking away from the spine.

Hope that helps.

Kathy Stroud

From: Libs-Or <libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> on behalf of ALEXANDER Margaret <Margaret.Alexander at ci.eugene.or.us>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 1:52 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Dusting collection

Hi folks,

We are about to do a huge shift of all of our non-fiction collection, plus several other smaller collections.  We'd like to get a thorough vacuum/dusting done of the materials before we ask folks to dislodge all that dust in moving, but aren't sure who we'd ask to do that.

If you have had such a thing done, who did you use?  Anyone special, or is an office-cleaning company sufficient?



Margaret Alexander
Librarian Manager, Technology & Facilities
Eugene Public Library
100 w. 10th Ave
Eugene, OR

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