This workshop is designed for general, circulating collections in public and small academic libraries. The approach will be to teach methods for repairing books with less damaging techniques, as a building block toward “archival quality” or “preservation oriented” collection maintenance. Attendees will learn about the structure of a book, what books should be sent to the bindery and what books can be repaired at the library.Each attendee will receive a supply kit and a list of supplies to take back to the library.
Attendance limit: 20 per session.
Cost: $60 / kit plus attendance fee.
Techniques to be taught:
- Repairing torn pages
- Tip-in loose pages
- Hinge tightening
- Reattaching broken hinges
- Simple spine repair
- simple pamphlet binding or sewing signatures (time permitting)
Staff responsible for repairing general circulating collections, where there is no formal preservation department or program.
Miriam Kahn, MLS, PhD – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH