This bibliography is not exhaustive, but has been prepared as a starting point to help you obtain more information on environmental control and building issues.
Appelbaum, Barbara. Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Madison, WI: Sound View Press, 1991.
Artim, Nick , "An Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm, and Automatic Fire Sprinklers, in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets/3Emergency_Management/02IntroToFireDetection.php.
Association of College and Research Libraries. Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. www.rbms.nd.edu/. See Publications: Standards and Guidelines, particularly Guidelines for the Security of Rare Book, Manuscript, and Other Special Collections, and Guidelines Regarding Theft in Libraries.
Banks, Paul N., and Robert Pilette. Preservation: Issues and Planning. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. Particularly Chapter 7, "Environment and Building Design" and Chapter 10, "Library and Archives Security."
Bresson, Thomas. "Security as a Partner with Conservators and Small Museum Staffs." WAAC Newsletter 18, no. 2 (May 1996). http://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn18/wn18-2/wn18-206.html.
Brown, Karen E. K., and Beth Lindblom Patkus, "Collections Security: Planning and Prevention for Libraries and Archives," in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets/3Emergency_Management/11CollectionsSecurity.php.
Chicora Foundation Web site, Mold section. www.chicora.org/mold.htm.
Image Permanence Institute Web site, at www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org. See the Downloads section for IPI's Preservation Calculator, Dewpoint Calculator, and Stored Alive. See the Environmental Monitoring section for information about the Preservation Environment Monitor and Climate Notebook software (this can also be found at www.climatenotebook.org). The IPI Media Storage Quick Reference wheel is available at http://www.climatenotebook.org/MSQR/wheel_final.html.
Image Permanence Institute. Step-By-Step Workbook: Achieving a Preservation Environment for Collections. Rochester, NY: Image Permanence Institute, August 2005. http://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/shtml_sub/cnbworkbook.pdf (PDF).
Kerschner, Richard L., and Jennifer Baker. Practical Climate Control: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. http://cool.conservation-us.org/byauth/kerschner/ccbiblio.html.
Lavedrine, Bertrand. A Guide to the Preventive Conservation of Photograph Collections. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2003. See Part 2: Protection and Part 3: Exhibition.
Lull, William P., and Paul N. Banks. Conservation Environment Guidelines for Libraries and Archives. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Council of Archives, 1995. Out of print, but may be available through interlibrary loan.
National Fire Protection Association. NFPA 909: Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties—Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship, 2005 Edition. Quincy, MA: NFPA, 2005.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers. NIOSH, 1991. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/baqtoc.html. A guide to diagnosing and resolving indoor air quality (IAQ) problems Has appendices on measurement of IAQ; HVAC systems and IAQ; and moisture, mold, and mildew.
National Park Service. Datalogger Applications in Monitoring the Museum Environment, Part 1: Comparison of Temperature and Relative Humidity Dataloggers. Conserve O Gram 3/3, June 2001. http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/03-03.pdf (PDF).
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments. November 2000. http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/epi/moldrpt1.shtml. Not specific to library collections, but provides information on health risks of mold exposure, environmental assessment, and procedures for cleanup of mold-infested buildings.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool: Evaluating the Workplace-Portable Fire Extinguishers. http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/portable.html.
Patkus, Beth Lindblom, "Integrated Pest Management", in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets/3Emergency_Management/10PestManagement.php.
"The Environment" section, in Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1999. http://www.nedcc.org/resources/leaflets.list.php.
Reilly, James M., Douglas W. Nishimura, and Edward Zinn. New Tools for Preservation: Assessing Long-Term Environmental Effects on Library and Archives Collections. Washington, DC: Commission on Preservation and Access, November 1995. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub59.html.
Thomson, Garry. The Museum Environment, 2nd ed. Boston: Butterworth, 1994.
Trinkaus-Randall, Gregor. Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archival Security. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1995.
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Indoor Environments Division, Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. EPA 402-K-01-001, March 2001. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/mold_remediation.html.
Wilson, William K. Environmental Guidelines for the Storage of Paper Records. NISO Technical Report (NISO-TR01-1995). Bethesda, MD: NISO Press, 1995. www.niso.org.