BPG Non-Western Bookbinding Structures and Their Conservation
Non-Western Bookbinding Structures and Their Conservation - from the AIC wiki ( American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works)
Board Reattachment: Cord Extensions
By Rachel Day The inherent structure of a book as an object with moving parts means that the stress of use is concentrated in areas. One of the main areas where this occurs is at the joints, especi...
Leather Bookbinding – Getting Close on Day 3
This morning, we used a small tool to fray the ends of the cords we glued to the spines of our books yesterday. The tool is a small wooden peg with 3 sewing needles attached which separates the strands of the cords. These frayed ends will be glued to the boards of the book later. [...]
Book Repair Kit includes: The Booklover's Repair Manual; pH-neutral adhesive, Archival permanent glue stick; document-cleaning pad, Dust cloth, Cotton gloves; transparent mending tape, Mounting/hinging tape, Red cotton library tape; Bonefolder, Microspatula, Knitting needle; Art gum eraser, Soft white eraser, Pink Pearl eraser; Silicone release paper, Canson paper; Binder's board, Archival mat board; Bamboo brush, China bristle brush, Artist brushes #2 & #4; Plastic cutting board, Bulldog…
Collections Care (Preservation, Library of Congress)
Collections care information for handling, storing, using, and managing books, works on paper, photographs, audio-visual materials, and other types of collections
NEDCC Preservation Leaflets
The Northeast Document Conservation Center specializes in paper and book conservation. NEDCC performs conservation treatment for photographs, books, prints, documents, maps, and globes. NEDCC’s professional conservators also treat architectural plans, parchment, papyrus, wallpaper, and works of art on paper including charcoal drawings and watercolor paintings. NEDCC performs digital imaging on rare, fragile, or oversize cultural heritage collections. The Audio Preservation department offers…
Rebind with Mylar spine
Yup, that's Pamela Spitzmueller's Longstitch/Linkstitch, but through a Mylar-and-Vyvek sandwich. The book is a 1713 edition of Johann Habermann's "Christliche Gebett auf alle Tag in der Wochen zu sprechen", a Lutheran prayer book. I'll be reattaching the original boards too. This is an in-progress photo of the book I'll be submitting for the Bonfolder's special Bind-o-Rama, called Artistically Reversible: Where Conservation and Art Meet"…
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts' Preservation Resources provide information on a range of preservation topics from assessing priorities, to preparing collections for moving, to emergency preparedness. Below you'll find short fact sheets targeted to staff in collecting institutions or others who are involved in collections care activities.
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Libraries & other institutions can use Preservation Week to connect communities through events, activities, & resources that highlight what we can do, individually & together, to preserve our personal & shared collections. Preservation Week was created in 2010. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, & community collections are equally at risk.