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Subject: Bookplates


From: Becky Ryder <rjryde01>
Date: Saturday, March 5, 1994
I am curious about bookplating procedures for books in circulating
collections. At the University of Kentucky we bookplate all gift books
and many books purchased with endowment funds.  The bookplates are
acid-free.  We apply them to the front pastedown with full-strength PVA
and let them dry overnight under weight.  Any other suggestions for
adhesive?  My experiments with pastes  or PVA/paste mixtures didn't work
as well--but perhaps someone can suggest a specific mixture to try.

The Development Officer who designs and orders the bookplates is
interested in producing them in-house on a laser printer.  She would
like some information about archival quality, pressure sensitive,
laser-produced bookplate stock.  I don't of any.  Does anyone?

Does anyone tip-in bookplates instead of pasting them to the cover (or,
in some cases, to the title page--an ugly but necessary alternative

Any specific procedures for paperback books?  Where do you apply the

We bookplate about 90% of our new books--gifts or purchases.
Bookplating is fairly labor-intensive the way we do it, but at least it
is being done with consideration for preservation issues.  I welcome
your thoughts or suggestions.  Thanks.

Becky Ryder
Preservation Librarian
University of Kentucky

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:64
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 9, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-64-008
Received on Saturday, 5 March, 1994

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