Mass Deacidification Annotated Bibliography 1990-2010. [PDF: 507 KB / 76 p.]
The Preservation Directorate's updated mass deacidification bibliography provides references specific to mass deacidification and also provides background references that are useful for understanding the physicochemical properties of paper, methods for testing paper properties, and the fundamental chemistry of mass deacidification.
Library of Congress Technical Specifications for Mass Deacidification. 2004
The Library's Requests for Proposal issued September 7, 1990, to Provide Deacidification on a Mass Production Level of Paper-Based Books in the Collections of the Library of Congress [PDF: 4.99 MB / 115 p.]
Select Bibliography on Mass Deacidification. (up to 1997)
Technology Helps Library Save its Paper Collection. April 1997.
Article in the April 21, 1997 issue of the Library of Congress Information Bulletin describing the deacidification program at the Library of Congress.
Mass Deacidification Report : Introduction. December 1994. Provides overview of a two-part Action Plan that was approved by Congress. Each part is documented by separate reports listed below.
- Mass Deacidification Report: DEZ Process Evaluation. [PDF: 171 KB / 26 p.] October 1994. In the summer of 1992, the U.S. Congress approved a Library of Congress (LC) Action Plan aimed at refining the diethyl zinc (DEZ) mass deacidification process and assisting in the development of other deacidification processes. This report deals with the DEZ phase of the two-year initiative. It describes the progress achieved in this effort and recommends changes that should be considered in any future application of the DEZ process.
- Mass Deacidification Report: Bookkeeper Process Evaluation. [PDF: 191 KB / 29 p.] September 1994. Report from the Technical Evaluation Team established by the Library of Congress to evaluated the Bookkeeper deacidification process. Report includes testing methods and reports from individual team members.