A New Approach to Treating Fungus in Small Libraries

  • William R. Chamberlain
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 1)


In 1984, Dennis Allsopp, Director of the Biodeterioration Centre at Kew in London, in an address to the British Society of Archivists, started by commenting that the majority of library and archival conservators have no training in microbiology. He closed his remarks by saying, “My final advice is that you should find your local microbiologists and interest him in the potential problem before it occurs.” I hope that what I have to report will enlist help with problems that have occurred and continue to occur.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Chamberlain
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  1. 1.General Library DivisionVirginia State LibraryRichmondUSA

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