College Librarians’ Perception of Preservation of Library Documents in the Aided Arts and Science Colleges Affiliated to the Bharathidsan University


Selvaraj R
Library and Information Science, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli
Manalan J
College Librarian (S.G), Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli


Libraries are social institutions bestowed with the responsibility of storing and preserving the cultural heritage by way of accounting and making them available for use to the community. Descriptive research method has been followed to conduct the study. The study describes the physical storage of documents, security measures adopted in the library building, deterioration of print documents, causes of deterioration of documents, awareness level of care and preservation methods, procedures and traditional preservation techniques, preventive preservation practices and the constraints on effective preservation practices.

October 24, 2018