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close this bookStudy on Integrated Pest Management for Libraries and Archives (UNESCO, 1988, 119 p.)
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View the documentPreface
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Open this folder and view contentsMajor pests of libraries and archives: their habits and life histories
Open this folder and view contentsRecognition of damage caused by pests in libraries, archives, and their collections
Open this folder and view contentsManagement of library and archival pests
Open this folder and view contentsApplication of integrated pest management to library, archival, and collection pest problems
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In order to assist in meeting the needs of Member States, particularly developing countries, in the specialized areas of Archives Administration and Records Management, the Division of the General Information Programme has developed a long-term Records and Archives Management Programme - RAMP.

The basic elements of RAMP reflect and contribute to the overall themes of the General Information Programme. RAMP thus includes projects, studies and other activities intented to :

- develop standards, rules, methods and other normative tools for the processing and transfer of specialized information and the creation of compatible information systems ;

- enable developing countries to set up their own data bases and to have access to those now in existence throughout the world, so as to increase the exchange and flow of information through the application of modern technologies ;

- promote the development of specialized regional information networks ;

- contribute to the harmonious development of compatible international information services and systems ;

- set up national information systems and improve the various components of these systems ;

- formulate development policies and plans in this field ;

- train information specialists and users and develop the national and regional potential for education and training in the information sciences, library science and archives administration.

This study, prepared, under contract with IFLA International Office for Preservation and Conservation, Library of Congress, by Thomas A. Parker, Phd, Pest Control Services, Inc., deals with the problems of pests of libraries and archives on their habits and life histories, on methods for recognition of damage which they cause, and on the best way to handle the management for treating library and archival pests.

A part of the study concerns the application of integrated pest management to library, archival and collection pest problems the supervision of the programme and final observations on costs and benefits.

In this study many illustrations complement the author's text ; a list of these illustrations as well as a bibliography complete this important study.

Comments and suggestions regarding the study are welcomed and should be addressed to the Division of the General Information Programme, UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France. Other studies prepared as part of the RAMP programme may also be obtained at the same address.