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Subject: Workshop on Book repair

Workshop on Book repair

From: Gary Frost <gary-frost>
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Book Collections Maintenance and Repair Workshop
Instructor: Susan Hansen
Oct 4, 2004

Register now through August 15, 2004 by visiting

Friends Scholarships Available

This four-day hands-on workshop is intended for library staff that
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:

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

    *   Equipment, ergonomics, and safety in the book repair

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

    *   Relevant preservation techniques, including protective
        enclosures, paper mending, and the reinforcement of paper

    *   Productivity of the book repair facility.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of specific problems
for discussion and workshop sessions.

Enrollment Limit: 10

Course Fee: $835 (including accommodations)

Registration Deadline: August 15, 2004

Gary Frost
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA, 52242

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:72
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Received on Tuesday, 1 June, 2004

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