Vacuum freeze-drying, a method used to salvage water-damaged archival and library materials: a RAMP study with guidelines


Table of contents (63 p.)


prepared by
John M. McCleary

General Information Programme and UNISIST

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Original: English
PGI-87/WS/7
Paris, April 1987

Recommended catalogue entry:

McCLEARY (John P.).- Vacuum freeze-drying, a method used to salvage water-damaged archival and library materials: a RAMP study with guidelines/prepared by John P. McCleary [for the] General Information Programme and UNISIST. - Paris: Unesco, 1987. - vii, 63 p; 30 cm. - (PGI-87/WS/7)

I - Title
II - Unesco. General Information Programme and UNISIST
III - Records and Archives Management Programme (RAMP)

Unesco 1987


Contents


Preface

Foreword

1. Introduction

2. Water-soaked paper

3. Stabilization by freezing

4. Vacuum freeze-drying

5. Alternate methods of drying

6. Vacuum freeze-drying vs vacuum-drying

7. freeze-drying is not a new process

8. Early experiments in freeze-drying books and documents

9. The use of vacuum chambers for recovery of water-damaged archival and library materials

10. Other vacuum and freeze-drying activities

11. Commercial sources for freezing and drying

12. Cost of vacuum-drying and freeze-drying

13. Low cost freezing and drying in an emergency

14. What freeze-drying will not do

15. Cooperative approach to the use of freeze-dry chambers

16. An open forum on freeze-drying

17. A final word: disaster preparedness planning

18. References