Paper splitting is a method of preserving brittle papers often found in library and archival materials. In this process the front and back of a sheet of paper are split apart. A piece of acid-free paper is placed between these two sides of an acidic sheet before the pages are reconnected. The intention is to reduce the acid deterioration in the paper. A paper-splitting machine has been developed, but is not in wide use.
- Folger Shakespeare Library, "Paper splitting and the Trevelyon manuscript"
- Library of Congress, "Paper Strengthening through Paper Splitting "
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