ERIC Number: ED437050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Basic Book Repair Methods.
Schechter, Abraham A.
This book addresses some common preservation techniques that invariably become necessary in library and archival collections of any size. The procedures are described in chronological sequence, and photographs show the techniques from the viewpoint of the person actually doing the work. The recommended repair methods can be accomplished using tools and supplies that are both easily obtained and useful for multiple purposes. Contents include: (1) "Cleaning Paper"; (2) "Mending Paper"; (3) "Book Hinge Tightening"; (4) "Repairing Interior Hinges"; (5) "Hinging-in Pages"; (6) "Case and Textblock Attachment"; (7) "Cloth Rebacking"; and (8) "Retitling." Appendixes include a wheat-starch paste recipe, the addresses of supply retailers, a glossary of selected terms, and sources for further reading. An index completes the book. (AEF)
Descriptors: Archives, Cleaning, Guidelines, Library Collections, Library Materials, Library Technical Processes, Maintenance, Preservation, Records Management, Repair
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Illustrated by Abraham A. Schechter.