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It may be the ink that is causing the damage especially if it is an older
publication.  The acidic quilities in the ink may need to be neutralized.
I suggest you contact an archivist, or someone familiar with book
restoration.
Mitch Rogers
Information Express

>One of our professors has an unusual problem  with several of very valuable
>textbooks in his office and I'm hoping someone out there can give some
>suggestions how to solve it!!
>
>He has a multiple volume set of hardbound books with dark blue dye that are
>being "eaten" away.  I've looked at them and don't see any evidence of a
>bug or insect.  His office is very humid and I think it is a fungus or mold
>of some kind.  What's weird is that it is only effecting the blue dyed
>books.  We are trying to get it analyzed by the Micro department--no word
>from them yet.
>
>My question is:   What do we do to rid the books of this "disease"?   Any
>suggestions??
>
>Thanks for any help you can give us!!!
>
>Jerry
>
>
>Ms. Jerry Stuenkel, Director
>Library Services
>American University of the Caribbean
>  School of Medicine
>St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
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Mitch Rogers
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