This class is a hands-on workshop for those responsible for the care, maintenance, and repair of circulating book collections. The class is of particular relevance to those professionals seeking an in-house option to outsourcing some repair treatments to a commercial bindery. Topics covered in this course will include the criteria used in decision making concerning the triage and treatment of damaged books, an overview of the necessary equipment and materials used in the treatment of damaged books, and an introduction to the conservation ethics applicable to circulating collections. Repair treatments covered in this course will include hinge tightening, flat paper mending, tip-ins, spine replacement, re-casing, and new casing. Participants are encouraged to bring books for analysis, treatment, and discussion.
This workshop runs 4 days.