ERIC Number: ED265866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Simple Workstation for the Conservation of Library Materials.
Conservation Correspondence, n4 Sep 1984
The first step in designing a work station that is appropriate for both the maintenance and repair of library materials is to determine procedures likely to be necessary based on the nature of the collection and the type of use it receives. Necessary equipment includes a work station with a bench and storage space (an illustration and a list of materials required are provided), a paper cutter, an adjustable-arm work lamp, access to running water, and metal-edged pressing boards. Additional or optional equipment includes a book press, a large piece of 1/4-inch glass, a cutting board, and a boxboard crimper. Necessary tools include an awl; a bone folder; several types of brushes; cutting tools; light weights; a microspatula; measuring tools; metal knitting needles; sandpaper with block or holder; a squeegee; a staple remover; a tiny whisk; and a metal T-square, metal or plastic triangle, or a metal L-square. Materials and supplies include adhesives; cloths, ribbons, and fasteners; cleaners; and papers, board, and film. A directory of suppliers is included. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Illinois Cooperative Conservation Program.