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Institute on library binding

From: Alicia Riley <ariley>
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2002
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, invites you
to participate in the "New Directions in Library Binding" Institute,
Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Librarians recognize that the careful consideration of the binding
and re-binding of books and serials are key elements in preserving
and maintaining access to collections. As the profession faces the
challenges posed by increasing costs of library materials, the
deterioration caused by acidic paper, the damaging effects of
photocopying, and the declining quality of many publishers'
bindings, it is clear that library binding must be a viable option
for maintaining library collections in usable form.  The Standard
for Library Binding (ANSI/NISO/LBI Z39.78-2000) describes the
technical and materials specifications for binding and re-binding.
Library staff must be knowledgeable in order to apply them

Topics to be covered include:

    * Library binding in the digital age
    * The making of the modern book
    * Leaf attachment
    * Binding materials: traditional and new
    * Collections conservation and commercial library binding
    * Managing a quality-control program
    * Automated binding records management
    * Contracts and agreements for library binding

Faculty includes:

Brian Baird, Preservation Librarian, University of Kansas; Wes
Boomgaarden, Preservation Officer, Ohio State University; Don
Dunham, Executive Director, Library Binding Institute; Eric
Fairfield, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, ICIBinding
Corporation; Fritz James, President, Library Binding Services; Paul
Parisi, President, Acme Bookbinding; Patricia Palmer Selinger, Head,
Preservation Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries;
and Barbara A. Voyer, Assistant Vice President/Technical Sales
Manager, ICIBinding Corporation.

The institute is designed to train library staff in the
administrative and operational functions of a library binding
program.  Supervisors and staff in serials, technical services,
binding, and preservation units will find the curriculum most

The two-day institute will be held on Wednesday, March 13 and
Thursday, March 14 from 8 am - 5 pm, at the Wyndham Atlanta hotel in
Atlanta, Georgia.  An optional tour of the National Library Bindery
in Roswell will be held on Friday, March 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00

ALCTS has reserved a block of rooms at the Wyndham Atlanta hotel
until February 18 at a room rate of $169 single and $179 double
(plus tax).  To reserve a room, call the hotel direct at
404-688-8600.  The registration fees are $375 for ALCTS and/or
SOLINET members; $425 for ALA members; $425 for non-members; and
$190 for students.  The registration deadline is March 1.

To learn more about the Institute or to register, see
<URL:> or contact:

    Julie Reese
    ALCTS Events Manager
    American Library Association
    50 East Huron Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    800-545-2433 ext: 5034
    Fax: 312-280-5033
    jreese [at] ala__org

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