Book Repair 1 Day Workshop

Description:

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)

Audience:

Staff responsible for repairing general circulating collections, where there is no formal preservation department or program.

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Instructor:

Miriam Kahn, MLS, PhD – MBK CONSULTING Columbus, OH