A study of color in dissertations and theses

Linda Musser, Elizabeth Roberts

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This study examined the occurrence of color in dissertations and theses produced at the Pennsylvania State University over a nine year period. Since the most common preservation method for dissertations and theses is monochromatic microfilming, traditional treatment may result in a loss of information encoded in color in these resources. Results indicate a significant increase in the use of color over the time period studied. Variations in the amount of color use by discipline were also observed. Implications related to monochromatic microfilming and recommendations for long term preservation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-225
Number of pages6
JournalLibrary Collections, Acquisition and Technical Services
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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