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PRESERVATION OF PUBLICATIONS
  
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REKONSTRUKCIJA PREMA ORIGINALU
head of department
Goran Vlahovic
e-mail: goranvlahovic@bms.ns.ac.rs
+ 381 21 420 199 / 120
Initials from

Oktoih prvoglasnik
of Djurdje Crnojevic
 



PRESERVATION OF PUBLICATIONS

Conservation, restoration, microfilming and bookbinding are all done in modern equipped laboratories and workshops. In the Matica Srpska Library the first bookbindery was established in 1949, and restoration service in 1954. Today, the Matica Srpska Library is the Central library for preservation and conservation of old and rare books in Vojvodina.

Technical protection of cultural goods includes the level estimation of damaged publications but also the choice of protection methods, checking of already used methods and materials as well as the probe the new ones. It also includes the documenting of all these processes, preventive protection, conservation of the old and rare books, manuscripts, pictures, graphics, maps, plans... etc. by the process of biological and chemical stabilization of sheets of paper, as well as the total restoration of sheets, the restoration of bindings, and binding by reconstruction according to the original document. 10,000 leaves of books and periodicals are conservated and restorated every year.

In laboratory for microfilming, old and rare books are microfilmed for microfilm archives, as well as microfilm duplicates, reproductions, photographs, publication copies for exchange, exhibitions or for the users are made. 100,000 microshots are made yearly. All publications published by the first half of 19th century were microfilmed.

Bookbinding includes the binding of new materials, the rebinding of old and damaged publications, production of different protective boxes and book jackets, papering of the materials for exhibitions, printing the titles in gold, binding the multiple copies and other binding activities.



MIKROFILMOVANJE

KONZERVACIJA


Old book after restoration

 

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