Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Do you have a circulating collection, reference collection or study library in your care? While rare book libraries or museums are committed to the long term preservation and retention of their core collections there are often holdings of smaller collections: books, periodicals and pamphlets that are used for research but not part of the permanent collections. Research collections suffer significant wear and tear from high use and those with preservation responsibility will need the right tools to assess the item’s potential for repair and decide which repairs would be effective. Sometimes a replacement copy will meet the need, but sometimes the book in question is an oversized reference volume that is out of print and yet crucial for current research. What are the options when a book is being retained for its intellectual content instead of artifactual value?
This webinar will cover basic book structure, damage assessment, cost effective decision-making regarding repairs, appropriates supplies and techniques for basic repair of bound volumes, periodicals and pamphlets.