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Book Unpacking and Replacement

Recovered and Restored Books

Here are some recovered books ready to be unpacked and placed on shelves. Restored books impose special considerations for relocation as the work involved is often physically demanding. It is therefore important to have a good plan in place so that books only have to be moved once. This is helped greatly by a coherent set of documentation available against which to compare our inventory lists. Our personnel will coordinate their replacement activities with your on-site requirements.

Introduction
Flood Aftermath
Fire Damage
Wet Books
Document Reprocessors
Experience & Credentials
Document Recovery Plan
First Contact
Arrival on Site
Pre-Packout Inspection
Begin Packout
Orderly Packout
Ready to Ship
Organization
Moving and Rollout
Shrink Wrapping
Loading for Transport
Arrival and Unloading
Refrigeration
In Cold Storage
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Recovery Phase
Thermaline
Drying Process
Vacuum Drying
Cleaning
Book Restoration
Moisture Tests
Document Integrity
Cataloging
Copying
Packing for Shipment
Shipping Labels
Ready to Ship
Relocation
Back on Site
Replacement
Restored Books
Job Completed
Disaster Plan
Conclusion
Recovered and restored books ready to be returned to shelves
Recovered and restored books ready to be returned to shelves
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Minimizing the Work and Expense of Replacing Recovered Books

Unlike documents which can be photocopied onto fresh paper, books cannot be physically reconstructed and drying is the only practical alternative for recovery of the information. Since books must be intact and servicable after restoration, Document Reprocessor's patented Thermaline® process is the ideal solution for drying and straightening water-damaged books. Thermaline® restoration has a very high success rate and is usually significantly cheaper than replacing water-damaged volumes.

Helping to Revitalize Your Library

Document Reprocessors has helped hundreds of libraries, institutions, and governmental agencies salvage, recover, and restore their water-damaged books after floods or disasters. Please don't hesitate to ask questions if you would like guidance or suggestions as to the best ways to re-establish and revitalize your book library.

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