Articles and Reviews by Dr. Smith


‘Paper Deacidification: A Preliminary Report.’ Library Quarterly. 36:273 – 292. October 1966.

‘Guidelines for Preservation.’ Special Libraries. 59:346 – 352. May – June 1968.

‘Paper Impermanence as a Consequence of pH and Storage Conditions.’ Library Quarterly. 39:153 – 195. April 1969.

‘The Extension of Book Life.’ Library Binder. 18:36 – 40. December 1970.

Abstract of Dissertation ‘The Nonaqueous Deacidification of Paper and Books’. American Archivist. 34:76 – 76. January 1971. Also published in TAPPI. 54:587 – 588. May 1971.

‘Restoration of Records.’ Records Management Quarterly. 5:27. July 1971.

‘Restaurator, International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material.’ Library Quarterly. 41:262. July 1971. (Book review)

‘Maps: Their Deterioration and Preservation.’ Special Libraries. 63:59 – 68. February 1972.

‘The Relative Hazards of Vapors from Solvents Used by Conservators.’ Guild of Book Workers Journal. 11:3 – 9. Winter 1972 – 1973.

‘The Deacidification of Paper and Books.’ American Libraries. 6:108 – 110. February 1975.

‘Paper Deacidification: Part 3.’ Art Dealer and Framer. 4:40, 44, 46. November 1976.

‘Paper Deacidification: Part 4.’ Art Dealer and Framer. 4:7 – 12. December 1976.

Response to ‘Letter to the Editor’ Alleging Special Hazards from Nonaqueous Deacidification Treatments Using Magnesium Alkoxides. Paper Conservation News. 8:3 – 4. September 1978.

‘Progress in Mass Deacidification at the Public Archives.’ Canadian Library Journal. 36:325 – 332. December 1979.

‘Preservation: Library Need and Industry Opportunity: Part 1.’ Library Scene. 8:10 – 13. December 1979.

‘Preservation: Library Need and Industry Opportunity: Part 2.’ Library Scene. 9:10 – 12. March 1980.

‘Mass Deacidification at the Public Archives of Canada’ Abstracts and Preprints [of] International Conference on the Conservation of Library and Archive Materials and the Graphic Arts. London: Institute of Paper Conservation and Society of Archivists, 1980. p.131.

‘Preserving Our Books: A Chemical Problem,’ Chemtech. 11:414-17. July 1981.

Geschichte Und Anwendung Von Magnesiumalkohalaten In Der Nichtwassrigen Neutralisierung Von Bochern, Dokumenten Und Kunstwerken Auf Papier. 5. Internationaler Graphischer Restauratorentag. Internationalen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Der Archiv-Bibliotheks-Und Graphikerrestauratoren, Den Haag, Holland, September 13, 1983. (English version available from Wei T’o®.)

Response to ‘Two Letters to the Editor’ Regarding Rates of Natural Aging and Deacidification. Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Bulletin (Australia). 9:3-4. December 1983.

‘Use of Redesigned and Mechanically Modified Commercial Freezers to Dry Water-Wetted Books and Exterminate Insects,’ Restaurator, International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material. 6:165-190. 1984.

‘Mass Deacidification: The Wei T’o Way,’ College and Research Library News. 45:588-93. December 1984.

Sparks, P. and R.D. Smith. ‘Deacidification Dialogue.’ College and Research Library News. 46:9-11. January 1985. (Two ‘Letters to the Editor’ presenting the Library of Congress and Wei T’o Associates positions on the preceding article.)

‘Fumigation Dilemma: More Overkill or Common Sense.’ New Library Scene. 3:1, 5, 6. December 1984.

‘Letter to the Editor Responding to Suggestions of High Costs and Need for a Special Pre-Selection Process in the Wei T’o® Nonaqueous Book Deacidification System,’ in ‘Readers Forum,’ American Libraries. 16:86. February 1985.

‘Mass Deacidification Cost Comparisons,’ College and Research Library News. 46:122-123. March 1985.

‘More of Wei T’o®,’ Library Journal. 110:6. May 1, 1985.

‘Mass Deacidification: The Wei T’o® Understanding,’ College and Research Libraries News. 48:2-10. January 1987.

‘An Annotated Chronology of Articles, Pamphlets, Presentations, and Reports on The Library of Congress Diethyl Zinc (DEZ) Vapor Phase Deacidification Process, 1979 to Date’ Unpublished manuscript. Rev. February 2, 1987.

‘A Listing of Over Fifty Publications in Scientific and Professional Journals, the Popular Press, and American National TV on the Wei T’o® Nonaqueous Book Deacidification System.’ Unpublished manuscript. September 15, 1987. 4 p.

Erhaltung von Kollektionen, eine Darstellung des Wei T’o – Verfahrens. 6. Internationaler Graphischer Restauratorentag. Internationalen Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Archiv-, Bibliotheks- und Graphikerrestauratoren, West Berlin, October 6, 1987.

‘Deacidifying Library Collections: Myths and Realities,’ Restaurator. 8:69-99. November 1987.

‘Paper: The Basis and Blight of Scholarly Communication.’ with Terry O. Norris. TAPPI. 71:10-11. August 1988.

‘The 1988 TAPPI Paper Preservation Symposium: Opening Remarks,’ Unpublished manuscript. October 19, 1988. 2 p.

‘Preservation Summit: It’s Not Too Late to Save the Books.’ American Libraries, 19:992-94. December 1988.

‘Reversibility: A Questionable Philosophy,’ Restaurator. 9:199-207 (1988).

“Who Is Served ‘Or Not Served’ by Preservation Education,” Journal of American Library and Information Sciences Education. 1990.

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