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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Quiz

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STAFF PRESERVATION QUIZ

MEMORIAL LIBRARY, MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO, MINNESOTA

1. WHAT IS RELATIVE HUMIDITY?

A. A closeness of aunts

B. A way of measuring the moisture content of air

C. The relationship between moisture and heat

 

2. WHAT TEMPERATURES ARE BEST FOR BOOKS?

A. The cooler the better

B. The same temperatures that man likes

C. Tropical

 

3. HOW SHOULD A BOOK BE REMOVED FROM A SHELF?

A. Pull down from the top of the spine

B. Ease the book out with fingers around the spine, midway down the book.

C. It doesn't matter - just don't drop it

 

4. WHICH BOOKS SHOULD NOT NORMALLY BE PHOTOCOPIED?

A. Rare, fragile or valuable ones

B. Tightly bound ones

C. Large format and thick ones

D. All of the above

 

5. WHY SHOULD BOOKS BE SHELVED AT LEAST SIX INCHES ABOVE FLOOR LEVEL?

A. Saves Librarian's backs

B. Keeps books safe from flooding (especially in Minnesota and North Dakota) and there is less dust

C. It's too cold

 

6. LEATHER DRESSING IS?

A. The latest fashion

B. A solution to improve the look and condition of leather bindings

C. A way of decorating leather

 

7. PRESERVATION MEANS?

A. Saving books

B. Planning a full program of prevention, repair, cleaning, copying and conservation

C. Buying ozone friendly goods

D. Storing food

 

8. THE STAFF MEMBERS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF MATERIALS IN MEMORIAL LIBRARY SHOULD BE?

A. Library staff

B. The Director and her deputy

C. Librarians only

D. Student Assistants

E. All of the above

 

9. HOW LONG ARE BOOKS OFF THE SHELF, WHEN THEY GO TO HOUCHEN BINDERY?

A. Five months

B. Five days

C. Five weeks

 

10. WHEN WE PURCHASE A SOFT COVER NEW BOOK, WHAT CAN WE DO TO PRESERVE IT?

A. Request "Bind after cataloging"

B. "Crack it"

C. Use a polyvinyl adhesive to secure art prints to the pages

D. Use acid free book plates

E. All of the above

 

11. WHAT IS STABLE TEMPERATURES OF 55-64" FAHRENHEIT, CONSTANT HUMIDITY BETWEEN 50-60%, AND A DUST FREE ENVIRONMENT?

A. Ideal condition for library collections

B. Becky's vital signs at 30,000 feet

C. A Minnesota summer

 

12. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DUSTING THE LIBRARY?

A. Director

B. Ground Maintenance Workers

C. Lee Ann

D. Circulation

E. All of the above

F. None of the above

 

I hope you did well on the quiz. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you would like

to learn more about Library Preservation, I would recommend you check out the video in our collection,

"Murder in the Stacks." Call number Z701.M87 1987.