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Subject: Symposium on library and archive preservation

Symposium on library and archive preservation

From: Ann Olszewski <presvmgr1>
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 1996
Preservation Solutions for Library and Archival Collections:
    Treating scrapbooks, rare books, and adhesive bindings
A symposium sponsored by the Ohio Preservation Council
Friday, September 20, 1996, 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Ohio State University
Mount Hall
West Campus, Columbus,OH
Fee (includes lunch) : OPC Members: $23,  nonmembers: $33

Session 1:Conservation treatment for rare books and documents
Speaker: William  Minter, Bookbinding & Conservation Inc.

    Treatment options for rare historic items. Conservator William
    Minter will show slides and describe unique treatments he has
    devised for difficult cases.

Session 2: Conservation treatment options for scrapbooks
Speaker: Sherelyn Ogden

    Scrapbooks often contain a variety of papers, adhesives, and
    formats within a single  volume, complicating the selection of a
    treatment. Sherelyn Ogden is the author of Preservation of
    Library and Archival Materials, published by the Northeast
    Document Conservation Center.  Until April 1996 she was Director
    of Book Conservation at NEDCC She now lives in St. Paul,
    Minnesota where she continues to work for the Center as a
    consultant and author.

Session 3: Preserving modern adhesive bindings.
Speaker: Peter Jermann, Preservation Officer, St. Bonaventure

    Contemporary bindings, frequently composed of single leaves
    rather than the traditional book signatures, require solutions
    not found in traditional book conservation techniques.
    Publishers' binding are made for the single reader and quickly
    deteriorate with library use. Peter Jermann has developed a
    successful inhouse program for double-fan-adhesive binding,
    using a small press of his design. This technique produces a
    variety of solutions suitable for items ranging from previously
    unbound materials, to paperbacks and to periodical bindings.
    These techniques produce flexible bindings that give easily to
    both reader and photocopy machine.

Session 4: Digitizing historic scrapbooks.
Speaker, Nancy Birk, University Archivist, Special Collections &
Archives, Kent State University, Kent Ohio

    Digitization of a scrapbook prior to treatment can preserve the
    original layout of the album when a conservation treatment may
    necessitate some alteration. Nancy Birk will describe several
    scrapbook digitization projects, including a scrapbook made by
    Queen Marie of Romania. The digital version is now accessible on
    the World Wide Web.

For more information please contact

    Clara Ireland
    Preservation Consultant
    State Library of Ohio
    cireland [at] slonet__ohio__gov, or

    Ann Olszewski
    Preservation Librarian
    Cleveland Public Library
    presvmgr1 [at] library__cpl__org

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