Preservation Section Publications, 1979-1993
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Brief Description: Publications of the Preservation of Library Materials Section contains Preservation Education Flyer (1979), Preservation Education Directory (1981, 1988, 1990), Bibliography of Technical Standards for Paper and Paper-Based Materials (1988), Preservation Microfilming (1988), and conference brochures (1990, 1993).
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 31/14/14
Created by: Preservation of Library Materials Section, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Volume: 0.1 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 11/29/1974. 4/1/1989, 2/1/1993
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by publication date
Biographical Note for Preservation of Library Materials Section :

The object of the Preservation of Library Materials Section (PLMS) is to advance the field of library preservation by exercising leadership in the establishment of sound preservation practices; advising and assisting the library profession in developing solutions to preservation problems; initiating cooperation among concerned individuals, institutions, and industries; promoting research in both administrative and technical aspects of the field; fostering the development of standards and specifications for materials, equipments, and techniques; promoting the education of practitioners, the library community, and the public at large; encouraging the establishment of local preservation programs; stimulating publication and dissemination of information; and advocating needs to the government and funding agencies (1).

PLMS evolved out of the Preservation of Library Materials Committee (PLM) around 1980 (2). Prior to 1970 PLM was called the Bookbinding Committee (3).

The Preservation of Library Materials Section evolved out of the bookbinding committee on January 23, 1970, and in 1995 merged with the Reproduction of Library Materials Section to became part of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS).


Executive Committee

Conference Programs

Disaster Preparedness Preconference Planning


Library/Binders Relations

Library Binding Regional Institute (ad hoc)

Nominating Committee

Physical Quality of Library Materials

Policy and Research

Library Binding Discussion Group

Preservation Administrators

Preservation of Library Materials

Subject Index
Preservation of Collections
Languages of Materials
English [eng]