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Subject: Handling books

Handling books

From: Mary Baughman <m.c.boffman>
Date: Monday, July 8, 1996
>The Bibliotheque cantonale et universitaire of Lausanne
>(Switzerland) would be very interested to get any information
>concerning the protection given to old and rare books while
>consulting them in order to protect their bindings.

Dear Ms. Mincio and Mr. Corsino,

In the reading room at the Humanities Research Center "book
supports" are used to hold and protect books while they are in use.
At the most recent American Institute for the Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) meeting these book supports were
displayed along with a hand-out describing their construction. Many
other clever housing and handling ideas were presented and it is
possible that a publication covering the pre-conference will be
issued in the future. Until it comes out, if you are interested I
can send you a copy of the "book support" hand-out. Reply by e-mail
if you want it.

Mary Baughman
Assistant Book Conservator
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
University of Texas
PO Drawer 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219
Fax: 512-471-2899

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:7
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 10, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-10-7-005
Received on Monday, 8 July, 1996

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