Book Repair

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Libraries of all types have books that need to be repaired or conserved, especially in light of budget restrictions that may prohibit purchasing replacements. Limited funds also mean that this activity is increasingly handled in-house. Fortunately, there is a comprehensive source to which you can turn with all your questions: Book Repair: A How-To-Do-It Manual, Second Edition Revised by Kenneth Lavender with revisions by Artemis BonaDea.

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Overview

Libraries of all types have books that need to be repaired or conserved, especially in light of budget restrictions that may prohibit purchasing replacements. Limited funds also mean that this activity is increasingly handled in-house. Fortunately, there is a comprehensive source to which you can turn with all your questions: Book Repair: A How-To-Do-It Manual, Second Edition Revised by Kenneth Lavender with revisions by Artemis BonaDea.

Covering both basic book repair techniques and sound preservation practices, this practical, step-by-step manual offers illustrated sections on cleaning, mending, hinge and spine repair, strengthening paperbacks, and more. Other topics include: wet and water-damaged books; mold and mildew; repair of book linings and pamphlet bindings; using acid-free materials to repair damaged books; lining paper objects; affordable repair tools and supplies, and much more. A full discussion of when and how to make repairs is provided, as is a discussion of alternative conservation practices that will enable each librarian to develop procedures appropriate to his or her library.

Throughout the book, more than 110 detailed diagrams, photographs, and drawings illustrate each repair technique.

Previous editions of Kenneth Lavender's Book Repair: A How-To-Do-It Manual have firmly established this as the go-to reference. This revision not only provides a comprehensive compendium of book repair topics and illustrated processes, but also contains updates throughout, a brand-new glossary, and a wealth of leads for Web-based informational resources.

Summary Table of Contents:

The Basics: Tools and Techniques
Paper Cleaning
Treatment of Water-Damaged Books and Papers and Removal of Mold and Mildew
Paper Mending
Hinge and Spine Repair
Protective Enclosures

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Stephen Koebel
This thorough how-to manual covers all manner of book repair, from mending to binding. For the novice, it will be quite fascinating to discover a world that evokes the images of boisterous work rooms, tools scattered about, and the scent of glue wafting through the air. Thankfully, there are clear directions, with a robust glossary and index to catch up any newbies. For the consummate professional, though, this will be an invaluable reference work, outlaying tools, supplies, and techniques, complete with easy-to-follow diagrams. Each specific task is laid out with a list of steps and resources. The appendices, however, are where this work really shines, with well-researched lists (including resources on the web) of tool, supply, and service providers. This tome will find a good home on the shelves of the technical services department and in the hands of those joining in on the renaissance of this special art. Reviewer: Stephen Koebel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555707477
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 7/31/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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