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Curation and Preservation Services: Wet Materials

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Wet Materials

PROTOCOL FOR HANDLING WET LIBRARY MATERIAL

If the wet item is the property of the MIT Libraries, follow the instructions in the Wet Book Kit located at the nearest Service Desk. For audio-visual or other non-print items, follow instructions in the Disaster Response Guidelines.

If the wet item is NOT the property of the MIT Libraries, follow the instructions in Disaster Response for Personal Collections. MIT Curation and Preservation Services staff will provide advice to MIT employees and affiliates whose personal collections have been damaged. Call 617-253-5282 or send an email message to preservation-team@mit.edu during working hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Damp conditions encourage the growth of mold. If you find mold on your wet materials, please contact Curation and Preservation Services immediately at 617-253-5282.