Basic Book Repair Techniques workshop
Thu, 07/13/2006 - 1:00am - 9:00am
About the Event
The Basic workshop will cover the selection of books for in-house repair
and an introduction to archival repair materials. Basic treatments will
be taught, including tipping in pages, tightening and repairing hinges,
rebacking, consolidating frayed corners and replacing torn spines.
There will also be a discussion of collection maintenance and damage
prevention. Participants are encouraged to bring books from their own
library or collection to repair. The instructors will also have books
available. Adhesive, repair papers and cloth will be provided, as well
as a contact list of sources where these materials can be obtained. Each
participant will receive a kit of book repair tools and supplies to take
back to their library.
Presented by: Carolee Harrison and Kris Kern.
The workshops will be conducted by staff from the library of Portland
State University: Carolee Harrison and Kris Kern. Carolee has worked in
library technical services for over 17 years, and as a book mender for
10 years. Kris has worked as a cataloger at PSU for over 25 years and
has served as PSU's preservation librarian for the last 8 years. Carolee
and Kris have given numerous presentations on collections care and book
repair at various conferences and libraries around Oregon, and they have
conducted many previous book repair workshops for SSD. Both are pleased
to share their information and enthusiasm about conservation with their
Cost: $60 for OLA/SSD members and $70 for non-members.