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Saturday, June 1 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
(Book and Paper) Update on Digital Print Preservation Research: What We Have Learned So Far About the Permanence and Preservation of Digitally Printed Books

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Many contemporary books and periodicals are now being created with digital printing equipment. These devices use colorants, and often papers, which are different from those used traditional offset lithography. This raises the question for collection caretakers, “Will these materials need a new preservation approach?” For the last five years the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) has been studying the preservation of digital hardcopy materials and developing strategies to maximize their useable lives in cultural heritage collections. Potential deterioration factors for the materials include heat, humidity extremes, air pollutants, light, enclosure materials, handling, and exposure to water (as during floods). In the last two years IPI has added bound volumes to their studies in addition to individual prints. Bound pages have been found to behave similarly to individual prints in some ways, but in other ways their constructions and use positively or adversely impacts their long-term stability. This is a review of the work to date.

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Daniel Burge

Senior Research Scientist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Daniel M. Burge, Senior Research Scientist, has been a full-time member of the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) staff for the last 25 years. He received his B.S. degree in Imaging and Photographic Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1991. He managed IPI's enclosure... Read More →

Saturday June 1, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
JW Marriott White River Ballroom E 10 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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