On September 8 the specialists of the Restoration, Conservation and Binding Service of the National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the practical seminar "Modern trends in ensuring the safety of newspapers", which was held at the All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature.

Within the framework of the theoretical part of the seminar, topics such as the storage regime and current methods of stabilizing newspapers; methods of neutralization and creation of the alkaline reserve: the advantages and disadvantages; the compositions of the neutralizing solutions, the recipe for their preparation and much more were discussed.

As part of the practical part of the seminar, it was possible to neutralize the prototype newspapers: preparation of solutions, analysis of prototypes, etc.

All the participants of the seminar were familiarized with the methods of strengthening and gluing newspapers, and also studied the encapsulation technology.