Preservation Quiz
Question 1 <ul><li>1.  How many books per year are repaired and preserved in the ZSR library? </li></ul><ul><li> a.    43 ...
Answer #1 <ul><li>b. Approximately 1500 general collection repairs are made each year. Another 200-300 repairs are made ...
Question 2 <ul><li>2.  What is the proper adhesive for repairing a damaged book spine? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   Scotch or c...
Answer #2 <ul><li>PVA or polyvinyl acetate is widely used in </li></ul><ul><li>bookbinding and book arts due to its </li><...
Question 3 <ul><li>3.   What is the optimal relative humidity for a library environment? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   25% </li><...
Answer #3 <ul><li>b. 45% RH - Very high humidity encourages mold growth and insect infestations. Low humidity causes mate...
Question 4 <ul><li> 4.    What is a vellum binding? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   parchment paper </li></ul><ul><li>b.   aluminum...
Answer #4 <ul><li>Animal skin- </li></ul><ul><li>Vellum is a processed animal hide that is </li></ul><ul><li>thin, smooth...
Question 5 <ul><li>5.    What is bristol board? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a.  book cloth </li></ul><ul><li>b. ...
Answer #5 <ul><li>Bristol board is a heavyweight paper used </li></ul><ul><li>for drawing, bookbinding, and other two </li...
Question 6 <ul><li>True or False? </li></ul><ul><li>Books made before 1850 are especially delicate because paper making ...
Answer #6 <ul><li>False- Much of the paper made between </li></ul><ul><li>1850-1900 contains acidic ingredients that </li...
Question 7 <ul><li>If you notice a water leak in the library, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>a. Quickly locate your boogie ...
Answer #7 <ul><li>c- Report any water leaks immediately to the Circulation Desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Water damages library ...
Question 8 <ul><li>Users should always treat library materials with care because: </li></ul><ul><li>Some library materials...
Answer #8 <ul><li>#1- Some library materials are out of print and hard to replace. Most library materials are intended fo...
Question 9 <ul><li>Library patrons should be careful when eating and drinking in the library because: </li></ul><ul><li>a....
Answer #9 <ul><li>#a and b – </li></ul><ul><li>Spilling food or beverages on books causes </li></ul><ul><li>irreparable ...
Question 10 <ul><li>Which of the following will prolong the life of </li></ul><ul><li>books, DVD’s and other library mater...
Answer #10 <ul><li>c – Library materials live much longer in low temperatures(60-70 degrees) and humidity levels. The hig...
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Preservation quiz

A short quiz about the Preservation Lab at Wake Forest Uiversity's ZSR Library.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Preservation Quiz
  • 2. Question 1 <ul><li>1.  How many books per year are repaired and preserved in the ZSR library? </li></ul><ul><li> a.    43 </li></ul><ul><li>  b.   1500 </li></ul><ul><li>  c.   5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>   d.  10,000 </li></ul>
  • 3. Answer #1 <ul><li>b. Approximately 1500 general collection repairs are made each year. Another 200-300 repairs are made to Special Collections materials. </li></ul>
  • 4. Question 2 <ul><li>2.  What is the proper adhesive for repairing a damaged book spine? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   Scotch or clear mailing tape </li></ul><ul><li>b.    methyl cellulose </li></ul><ul><li>c.    PVA (polyvinyl adhesive) </li></ul><ul><li>d.    barley starch paste </li></ul>
  • 5. Answer #2 <ul><li>PVA or polyvinyl acetate is widely used in </li></ul><ul><li>bookbinding and book arts due to its </li></ul><ul><li>flexibility, and because it is non-acidic. </li></ul>
  • 6. Question 3 <ul><li>3.   What is the optimal relative humidity for a library environment? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   25% </li></ul><ul><li>b.   45% </li></ul><ul><li>c.   60% </li></ul><ul><li>d.   75% </li></ul>
  • 7. Answer #3 <ul><li>b. 45% RH - Very high humidity encourages mold growth and insect infestations. Low humidity causes materials to lose their flexibility. Fluctuations in relative humidity are more damaging than a constant humidity in the middle or low range. Generally, the relative humidity should be between 30-50% with as little variation as possible. </li></ul>
  • 8. Question 4 <ul><li> 4.    What is a vellum binding? </li></ul><ul><li>a.   parchment paper </li></ul><ul><li>b.   aluminum alloy </li></ul><ul><li>c.    bamboo bark </li></ul><ul><li>d.    animal skin </li></ul>
  • 9. Answer #4 <ul><li>Animal skin- </li></ul><ul><li>Vellum is a processed animal hide that is </li></ul><ul><li>thin, smooth, durable. </li></ul>
  • 10. Question 5 <ul><li>5.    What is bristol board? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>a.  book cloth </li></ul><ul><li>b.  heavyweight archival paper </li></ul><ul><li>c.  A group of men from Bristol, SC who meet to discuss important issues facing their board </li></ul><ul><li>d.  board made in Bristol,Virginia </li></ul>
  • 11. Answer #5 <ul><li>Bristol board is a heavyweight paper used </li></ul><ul><li>for drawing, bookbinding, and other two </li></ul><ul><li>dimensional art forms. </li></ul><ul><li>The original bristol board was made in </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol, England and was a pasted board </li></ul><ul><li>made of paper containing rags </li></ul>
  • 12. Question 6 <ul><li>True or False? </li></ul><ul><li>Books made before 1850 are especially delicate because paper making methods were inferior prior to that time. </li></ul>
  • 13. Answer #6 <ul><li>False- Much of the paper made between </li></ul><ul><li>1850-1900 contains acidic ingredients that </li></ul><ul><li>cause severe deterioration. This paper, </li></ul><ul><li>made from wood pulp, only lasted a short </li></ul><ul><li>time before it began to deteriorate causing </li></ul><ul><li>problems today. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper made before 1850 was made with very </li></ul><ul><li>stable ingredients (cotton or linen) and can last for </li></ul><ul><li>centuries. </li></ul>
  • 14. Question 7 <ul><li>If you notice a water leak in the library, you should: </li></ul><ul><li>a. Quickly locate your boogie board </li></ul><ul><li>b. Find a dry place to work </li></ul><ul><li>c. Immediately notify the Circulation Desk </li></ul>
  • 15. Answer #7 <ul><li>c- Report any water leaks immediately to the Circulation Desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Water damages library materials. If left unattended, mold can grow and destroy our books. The sooner a leak is reported, the sooner library materials can be salvaged. </li></ul>
  • 16. Question 8 <ul><li>Users should always treat library materials with care because: </li></ul><ul><li>Some library materials are out of print and hard to replace </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s face it, they’re old and very sensitive about their age </li></ul><ul><li>It is important not to disturb the many rare insects that make library materials their home </li></ul>
  • 17. Answer #8 <ul><li>#1- Some library materials are out of print and hard to replace. Most library materials are intended for long term use by generations of students. Losing or damaging library materials destroys a part of our intellectual heritage. </li></ul>
  • 18. Question 9 <ul><li>Library patrons should be careful when eating and drinking in the library because: </li></ul><ul><li>a. Most of the food and beverages consumed by students are of little nutritional value </li></ul><ul><li>b. Food attracts insects and rodents </li></ul><ul><li>c. Food and beverages can stain and damage books and other library materials </li></ul>
  • 19. Answer #9 <ul><li>#a and b – </li></ul><ul><li>Spilling food or beverages on books causes </li></ul><ul><li>irreparable damage. Food particles can </li></ul><ul><li>attract insects and rodents that eat and </li></ul><ul><li>destroy paper and adhesive bindings. </li></ul><ul><li>Moisture can lead to mold and mildew. </li></ul>
  • 20. Question 10 <ul><li>Which of the following will prolong the life of </li></ul><ul><li>books, DVD’s and other library materials? </li></ul><ul><li>a. A once-a-year soaking in the USDA’s allowance of Vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>b. High temperature and humidity </li></ul><ul><li>c. Low temperature and humidity </li></ul>
  • 21. Answer #10 <ul><li>c – Library materials live much longer in low temperatures(60-70 degrees) and humidity levels. The higher the temperature and humidity, the faster the rate of deterioration. </li></ul>