Do you use sticky notes on your books or research materials? Sticky notes, like Post-it® notes seem safe to use, but the adhesives can leave behind residues that attract dirt, or stick to other objects. Brightly colored notes may have dyes that can bleed if they get wet, and more fragile papers may be torn when notes are removed. Sticky notes are convenient and may be just what you need to save your ideas, but think twice before adding them to materials you want to preserve for future use.
Don’t forget to sign up for tomorrow’s webinar:
Preservation Week: Caring for Family Keepsakes
Thursday, April 25, at 2pm. Sign-up here to receive your access link.
The Preservation Team
Jen Hunt Johnson
Special Collections Conservator