ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) History and role of Library of Congress recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Blakemore) Self-destructiveness of paper used in books featured.; details given, scenes shown. Acidity in paper used after 1850 described. [Associate Librarian of Congress Don. CURRAN - says many old things cannot be saved.] [WOMAN - describes older paper.] [MAN - shows brittle nature of later paper.] Description of materials affected and deacidification processes shown. [Historian Dan. BOORSTIN - says people have to decide which parts of history to save.] [CURRAN - says it's hard to decide what to save.] Solutions to loss of books outlined: deacidification, microfilming, laser scanning. [CURRAN - praises paper.] Problems in converting paper mills to acid-free production noted.
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