Answer all problems.
Discuss evolution of writing materials with special reference to India.
“Preservation challenge faced by the libraries in the developing countries is more severe than that in the developed countries”. Describe.
Discuss inherent characteristics of Birch Bark manuscripts and the methods of preserving them.
What is preventative conservation? Describe the chemicals used for preservation of library materials.
What are the common varieties of adhesives used in book–binding? Discuss their relative merits. What does the Indian Standard IS 3050 prescribe in this regard?
Categorise different types of binding. Differentiate between casing and binding.
Describe the significance of digitisation with reference to preservation and conservation of library materials.
Discuss some simple book repair work which could be undertaken in-house by libraries.
prepare short notes on the following:
a) Clay Tablet
b) Fumigation Process
c) Paper Making Process
d) Leather as Covering Material