Class Description

Fall 2020

INF 393C Conservation Laboratory Techniques : Preservation Science and Practice

Unique ID: 27354 Sarah Norris
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Syllabus
UTA 1.506B


In this course, students learn collections care strategies that enable today’s information stewards to protect our growing cultural record. Scientific foundations and practical exercises will address common preservation challenges, such as environmental control, mold, insects, pollutants, and light damage. Modern topics in health, safety, and sustainability will highlight the developing nature of the field. Students will evaluate preservation risks for books, paper, electronic media, and other collections materials.


Graduate standing; Information Studies 392E is strongly recommended. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.


Instructional mode will alternate between periodic in-person class meetings and online coursework.


Registration priority given to iSchool students. Additional seats may open up for outside students in a later registration period.