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Workshop on book collections maintenance and repair

From: Gary Frost <gary-frost>
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2001
Book Collections Maintenance and Repair Workshop
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Jul 18, 2001

    Susan Hansen
    Preservation Dept
    University of Iowa Libraries

Prerequisite: Experience in bookbinding and repair
Friends Scholarships Available

This four-day hands-on workshop is intended for library staff who
repair damaged volumes from circulating collections. The course is
based on instructions from the Book Repair Procedure Manual prepared
by the University of Iowa Libraries' Conservation Department.

In order to be effective, collections maintenance repair must be
quick, simple, and inexpensive, without sacrificing good workmanship
and materials. The course will focus on the repair of cloth bound
trade and publishers bindings and will provide hands-on experience.

Topics will include:

    1.  Orientation to the scope of book collections maintenance
        techniques and methods of selection and processing of items
        for repair;

    2.  Equipment, ergonomics, and safety in the book repair

    3.  Relevant techniques from bindery practice, including double
        fan adhesive binding and replacement paper copy production;

    4.  Relevant techniques from book conservation practice,
        including protective enclosures, exhibition support, paper
        mending techniques and materials, text consolidation and
        reinforcement of leaf attachment, and the reinforcement of
        the cover;

    5.  Productivity of the book repair facility. Participants are
        encouraged to bring examples of specific problems for
        discussion and workshop sessions.

Individuals may register for this workshop at

Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to

    Susan Hansen,
    Preservation Dept.
    University of Iowa Libraries
    Iowa City IA 52242-1420
    Fax: 319-335-5900
    susan-hansen [at] uiowa__edu

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