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Book repair survey

From: Clara Keyes <c.keyes>
Date: Monday, February 19, 1996
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Book Repair in Circulating Collections

Please forward the attached survey to the appropriate person in your
organization. Results of this survey will be used for a presentation
for the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Group of Technical
Services Librarians (OVGTSL). Please respond by April 1, 1996.

To respond via e-mail, choose reply or forward. Either will allow
you to edit the survey. Enter you answers by typing an X or other
response in the blank, or by typing an X next to the best response.
Return the form to me at c.keyes [at] morehead-st__edu, or print, mark,
and mail the form if you prefer. My mailing address appears at the
end of the survey.

Thank you for your participation.

                            Book Repair Survey
                          Circulating Collections

1.  Do personnel in your library perform routine book repairs
    in-house?
     _____ yes          _____ no

2.  How many FTE workers in your library perform book repair?
     _____ 0-2    _____ 3-5    _____ 6-10   _____ more than 10

Of these, how many FTE workers are:
3.  _____ full- or part-time staff
4.  _____ students
5.  _____ volunteers

6.  Have any of the book repair staff received training in
    preservation repairs from any source?  _____ yes     _____ no

If yes, where?
7.  _____ SOLINET, AMIGOS, or other similar agency
8.  _____ formal courses or apprenticeship
9.  _____ NEH-funded conservation technician training
10. _____ in-house training conducted by qualified trainer
11. _____ training videos or manuals (Milevski, Morrow, Johns
          Hopkins, etc)
12. _____ other (describe)

13.  Which department in your library is responsible for routine
     book repair?
     _____ cataloging/tech svcs            _____ preservation
     _____ bindery or book repair unit     _____ other (specify)

On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being never and 5 being very frequently,
how often is each of the following repairs/procedures is performed
by your library staff in-house? (Mark 6 if the procedure is not done
in-house) VERY NEVER             FREQUENTLY    N/A

14. constructing pamphlet      1    2    3    4      5         6
    binders

15. sewing/stapling pamphlets  1    2    3    4      5         6
    into pre-made binders

16. paperback reinforcement/   1    2    3    4      5         6
    binding

17. covering paperbacks with   1    2    3    4      5         6
    plastic laminate

18. spine repair, replacement  1    2    3    4      5         6

19. end sheet replacement      1    2    3    4      5         6

20. hinge repair               1    2    3    4      5         6

21. recasing, rebinding        1    2    3    4      5         6
    (hardcover books)

22. page repair (tears)        1    2    3    4      5         6

23. page replacement           1    2    3    4      5         6
    (tip-ins)

24. protective enclosures      1    2    3    4      5         6
    (boxes, slipcases, etc)

25.  other (please describe)   1    2    3    4      5         6

Which of the following materials do your staff routinely use for
book repair? (check all that apply)

26. book repair (Demco) tape       _____
27. self-adhesive (Scotch) tape    _____
28. archival (Filmoplast) tape     _____
29. book cloth (buckram)           _____
30. PVA adhesive                   _____
31. methyl cellulose               _____
32. wheat paste                    _____
33. rubber cement or glue          _____
34. hot melt glue                  _____
35. hinge tape                     _____
(pre-glued, vinyl, paper, or cloth)
36. tyvek                          _____
37. staples                        _____
38. linen or cotton thread         _____
39. cloth spine liners (super)     _____
40. acid-free papers               _____
41. Japanese papers                _____
42. heat-set tissue                _____
43. binder board or barrier board  _____
44. self-adhesive laminating film  _____
45. other (examples)               _____
46. Approximately how many repairs per week do your staff
    perform? _____ fewer than 25     _____ 25-49
             _____ 50-99             _____ 100 or more

47.  Please estimate length of turnaround time for average item
     repaired in-house:  _____ 1-3 days       _____ 4-6 days
_____ 7-10 days     _____ 11-14 days     _____ more than 2 weeks

48.  Do you have a back-log in your repair unit?
     _____ yes     _____ no

49.  If yes, please estimate the number of items in the repair
back-log:     _____ fewer than 25     _____ 25-49
              _____ 50-99             _____ 100 or more

50.  Does your library send any books to be repaired outside the
     library?    _____ yes     _____ no

If yes, to where: (check all that apply)
51.     _____ library bindery (e.g. Heckman, Bridgeport, Acme)
52.     _____ BookLab or other preservation services provider
53.     _____ regional or centralized repair center/cooperative
54.     _____ private conservator or conservation technician

Which of the following repairs/procedures usually be performed by
persons outside the library? (check all that apply)

55. constructing pamphlet binders                _____
56. sewing/stapling pamphlets into binders       _____
57. paperback reinforcement/binding              _____
58. covering paperbacks                          _____
59. spine repair, replacement                    _____
60. recasing, rebinding (hardcover books)        _____
61. end sheet replacement                        _____
62. page repair (tears)                          _____
63. page replacement (tip-ins)                   _____
64. protective enclosures (boxes, slipcases)     _____
65. other (describe)                             _____

66. Please indicate your library type:
    _____Research      _____University      _____College
    _____Public        ______Special        ______Other (specify)

67. Please indicate approximate number of monographs in
circulating collection:
_____ 0-999                  _____ 1,000-49,999
_____ 50,000-99,999          _____ 100,000-249,999
_____ 250,000-499,999        _____ 500,000-999,999
_____ 1,000,000 or more

Name and title of person filling out questionnaire:
Library/Institution:
Address:
Phone:
E-mail:

Clara Keyes
Camden-Carroll Library
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY  40351
606-783-5122
Fax: 606-783-2799

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:65
                  Distributed: Monday, March 18, 1996
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Received on Monday, 19 February, 1996

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