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Preservation And Conservation of Manuscripts: A Case Study of A. C. Joshi Library, Panjab University

Library Herald Year : 2011, Volume : 49, Issue : 2 First page : ( 158) Last page : ( 170) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Preservation And Conservation of Manuscripts: A Case Study of A. C. Joshi Library, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Vohra Ranjana*, Professor, Sharma Aarti**, Assistant Librarian * Department of Library and Information Science. Panjab University, Chandigarh. ** Mohinder Singh Randhawa Library. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Abstract This study explores the issues of conservation and preservation of the rare manuscripts collection in Panjab University Library, Chandigarh. The Library has a good collection, comprising of one thousand four hundred ninety three manuscripts. The data about the collection, acquisition, organization, preservation and conservation, infrastructural facilities and digitization of manuscripts was obtained from library staff. The library has manuscripts in Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Persian, and Urdu. Some measures have been taken for the preservation and conservation of these precious items for the benefits of future generations.

Key words: Manuscripts, preservation, conservation, Digitization,Vohra Ranjana,Sharma Aarti.

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