عنوان مقاله [English]
This research attempts to do an investigation into the effect of application of study glove as useful tool for dealing with printed materials. This research deals with the available materials of libraries’ collection from protection and preservation perspective, especially during the study and browsing which in turn should be considered properly. Also, it considers the typology of biological factors and other factors which have caused the humidity, tearing and complete damages of sources. This research has referred the most important hazards which threat the librarians' health such as breathing, digestive diseases and skin allergy and etc. Research results have shown that 98% of librarians have confirmed that the most printed materials which they have worked with them are with dust and biological materials. More than 95% of staffs in their work environment are worried about their health and hygiene. The most libraries' staffs (i.e. 93% of them) have confirmed nonexistence of suitable tools which are not required to wet their finger. More than 79% of librarians have mentioned that study glove is an effective tool for browsing, and protection of manuscript, publications and books. 94% of librarians have declared that if they use the study glove, in comparison with browsing by hand, the speed of work will increase. The result of research has also shown that application of "study and browsing glove" can be generalized to all libraries and scientific and cultural centers and persons who work with printed materials.