Preservation and Conservation of Library and Archival Materials: Lessons From Thomas Mofolo Library of the National University of Lesotho

  • Celina Mabokhatse Qobo The National University of Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho
Keywords: Thomas Mofolo Library, National University of Lesotho, Preservation


The paper is on the preservation and conservation practices at Thomas Mofolo library. It examines the situation and the environment under which the library and archival materials are kept and made accessible to the users so as to pinpoint the main enemy of the TML collection. It goes on to look at the impact of increasing number of users on the dwindling resources. The paper is divided into six parts. The first part is the introduction which deals with the structure of the paper. The second part is the background information on Thomas Mofolo Library. The third part is on the problems Thomas Mofolo Library experience with regard to the preservation and conservation of its collection. The fourth part is on the measures taken by Thomas Mofolo library to preserve its collection. The fifth part deals with the future activities of Thomas Mofolo Library on preservation and the sixth part is the conclusions.

ESARBICA Journal Vol.23 2004: 75-81

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