Preservation

Head: Hilary T. Seo, Assoc. Professor, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-3540
Conservator: Sofia I. Barron (Sonya), 441 Parks Library, 515 294-9116
Department Assistant: Mindy McCoy, 441 Parks Library, 515 294-0776

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Physical Locations: Conservation Laboratory, 4th floor Parks Library; Digital Initiatives, and Preservation Services, 2nd floor Parks Library.

Departmental Responsibilities: Coordination and implementation of a preservation program for the University Library collections in all formats. Conservation treatment, digital conversion, binding, brittle book replacement, environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, and preservation education are the primary aspects of the preservation program efforts.

Conservation

Section Telephone: 515 294-0776
441 Parks Library
Mindy Moeller, Conservation Technician
Jim Wilcox, Book Repair Assistant

Responsibilities: Physical care of general, circulating materials in the Parks Library, Library Storage Building, and the Reading Rooms, as well as Special Collections and Archives materials.

Preservation Services

(Reformatting, Deacidification, Binding, Marking and Collation)
Section Telephone: 515 294-6348
204 Parks Library
Mindy McCoy, acting unit leader 
Jim Wilcox, Marking and Binding, assistant

Responsibilities: This unit brings together all vended services under one manager. It consists of reformatting services including, preservation photocopying and microfilming, custom-fit enclosures, mass deacidification, and commercial library binding. Shelf preparation is also a function of this unit, providing materials with security devices, property stamps, bookplates, and call number labels.