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Identifying Damaged Materials to Send to Preservation

This guide should assist staff and student assistants in identifying circulating and other material that needs repair or rebinding.

Uncut Pages

When a book arrives in the libraries with pages uncut, Preservation Unit staff should cut the pages. This is done either with a hydraulic cutter or by hand.

These types of publishings are usually identified as they enter the collection, but sometimes they are found in a book that has circulated. Usually the patron will bring this to the attention of Circulation staff.

Uncut Pages