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News from LCCDG

From: Maria Grandinette <mgrand>
Date: Friday, April 9, 1993
News from the Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group

The Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group (LCCDG) is a forum
within the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) for conservators
responsible for the care of non-rare library materials.  This winter,
LCCDG was designated as a Special Interest Group, and now reports
directly to the AIC program chair. LCCDG will meet again this year, in
Denver, on Sunday, June 6th, from 8:30 am to 5pm, immediately following
the annual meeting.

Many people at last years Buffalo meeting expressed a desire to organize
and document the examples of book repair treatments we had assembled.
This year we propose doing that.  Representatives from approximately 30
libraries and commercial concerns in the U.S. and Canada have agreed to
share examples of their work in an effort to establish technical
guidelines.  We will examine the samples and develop written
descriptions, black and white illustrations, and color slides
documenting the techniques library conservators feel are most
appropriate for use in research collections.  The resultant publication
is seen as filling a need for an educational tool in conservation
training programs, workshops and for in-house training purposes.

In the morning, each of ten working groups will describe and comment on
one or two book repair techniques, reporting on their work and gathering
input from the whole group in the afternoon. For each technique
evaluated, the groups will describe the objective of the treatment, the
selection criteria for applying it, the treatment's limits and
applicability, and the treatment's specifications.

The cost for attending this event will be $10 to cover expenses, as
LCCDG has no budget to support its activities.

The institutional profiles created by last year's participants were
recently published by the AIC Book and Paper Group Specialty Group in
the Annual.  Additionally, an extended version of these profiles
including descriptions of institutional repair techniques was published
as SPEC Kit 190, The Changing Role of Book Repair in ARL Libraries in a
series produced by the Association of Research Libraries, Office of
Management Studies.

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Received on Friday, 9 April, 1993

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