[snca-list] Basic Book Repair Workshop

Blake Tyner blake.tyner at uncp.edu
Thu Nov 1 08:15:53 EDT 2007

Basic Book Repair Workshop 

Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium 

January 25, 2008 

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Laupus Health Sciences Library 
East Carolina University 

Books are often damaged by improper handling, poor storage conditions,
book drops, vandalism, and normal wear and tear.  The manufacturing
process is also a factor in deterioration.  Proper repair techniques can
prolong the life of books and reduce replacement and rebinding costs.
Improper procedures can do more harm, and may render books unusable.
This basic book repair workshop will teach you how to assess damages
early, evaluate treatment processes, and perform simple, economical
techniques to repair books in general circulating and reference
collections.  Recommendations for setting up a basic book repair work
station, purchasing affordable tools and supplies, and documenting
repairs will also be provided.  With hands-on practical instruction you
will learn the following procedures: 

Mending paper tears 
Replacing torn end sheets
Tipping and hinging torn out pages 
Tightening hinges to text blocks
Repairing spines and covers 

This workshop is designed for staff and volunteers who perform basic
book repair in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other
institutions with general circulating and reference book collections.
Managers supervising book repair personnel may also benefit from this
workshop.  Students in library, archives, museum, and conservation
programs may attend as well.  No prior book repair training or
experience is required.  Books and supplies will be provided.     

Rachel Hoff is the Preservation Specialist at the Health Sciences
Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ms. Hoff
earned a BA in Art History from Cedar Crest College.  She is currently
enrolled in the Library Science graduate program in the School of
Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University.
Her training includes the Preservation Management Institute at the
Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library
Studies, and book binding classes at the North Bennet Street School and
the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.  Prior to teaching for NCPC she
taught basic book repair workshops in Montana while serving as the
Preservation Technician at the University of Montana Mansfield Library.

Class Size 
This hands-on class is limited to 20 participants.  Registrations will
be processed in the order in which they are received. 

The registration fee is $30 for employees of NCPC member institutions
and individual NCPC members, and $60 for non-members.  This fee includes
lunch, refreshments, tools, and supplies.  A registration form is
available on the NCPC web site under Events:

This workshop is hosted by the Laupus Health Sciences Library at East
Carolina University.  The address is 600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC
Information about the Library is available on their Web site:
Directions are on the Web at:

Special Needs & Questions 
If you have any special dietary or access needs, or questions about the
location, please contact our local arrangements coordinator:: 

Ruth Moskop, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Curator, & Head of History Collections 
Laupus Health Sciences Library 
East Carolina University 
Email moskopr at ecu.edu 
Phone  ( 252) 744-2240       

NCPC has not reserved any hotel accommodations.  Information about
Greenville, including local lodging, is available from the
Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site:

North Carolina Preservation Consortium   http://www.ncpreservation.org
The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) is a 501C3 nonprofit
organization dedicated to the preservation of educational, historical,
cultural, and research collections in our state's archives, libraries,
museums, historic sites, document depositories, and record centers. NCPC
also informs the general public about preservation to safeguard private
collections and family treasures. Our preservation mission addresses the
proper care and handling of materials; storage and environmental
control; disaster preparedness and recovery; the repair, reformatting
and conservation of damaged items; and collection security. NCPC
supports the preservation of information content, and the medium as
artifact, in new and traditional formats for present and future

We would like to welcome your institution to the preservation
consortium. Our minimum annual membership fee is only $100.00. Higher
levels of support are voluntary. Benefits of NCPC membership include
discounts on our continuing education workshops and annual conference.
Employees of institutional members are eligible to hold leadership
positions as officers and on the consortium's board of directors,
committees, and task groups. Member institutions are also recognized for
their contributions on our web site. The success of our state wide
preservation program depends on the talents, diversity, and generosity
of our colleagues. Together we can make a difference in the survival of
our heritage collections. Join NCPC today!  A membership information is
available on the NCPC web site:

NCPC programs are made possible by the generous financial support of our
institutional members and corporate sponsors. 
Institutional members    http://www.ncpreservation.org/members.html 
Corporate Sponsors   http://www.ncpreservation.org/corporatesponsor.htm 

For information about NCPC please contact: 

Robert James 
Executive Director 
North Carolina Preservation Consortium 
PO Box 2651 
Durham, NC 27715-2651 
Phone (919) 660-1157 
Email   robert.james at duke.edu 

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