Materials, equipment and procedures Category

  • Hinge Tightening or Tightening in Case This treatment should be performed when the hinge(s) of a book are loose but not separated. Do not use this treatment if the cover […]

    Hinge Tightening

    Hinge Tightening or Tightening in Case This treatment should be performed when the hinge(s) of a book are loose but not separated. Do not use this treatment if the cover […]

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  • Friday, March 23, 2012 In the Preservation task of preparing journals for commercial binding, the work has always revolved around the “Sample Back.” Sample Backs are index cards that contain […]

    To “Kill” A Sample Back…

    Friday, March 23, 2012 In the Preservation task of preparing journals for commercial binding, the work has always revolved around the “Sample Back.” Sample Backs are index cards that contain […]

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  • Friday, March 2, 2012 This treatment should be used with single section sewn or stapled pamphlet book structures. The materials needed for this treatment are: Spine wrap pamphlet binder pamphlet […]

    Pamphlet Binding

    Friday, March 2, 2012 This treatment should be used with single section sewn or stapled pamphlet book structures. The materials needed for this treatment are: Spine wrap pamphlet binder pamphlet […]

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  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 Ms. Yen, Librarian for the Vietnam Institute of Oceanography, needs to make the most of her limited resources. Here she has designed a simple protector for […]

    Being Resourceful

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 Ms. Yen, Librarian for the Vietnam Institute of Oceanography, needs to make the most of her limited resources. Here she has designed a simple protector for […]

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  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Today we visited the National Archives Center IV in Dalat, Vietnam. This visit was in sharp contrast to our visit to the Vietnam Institute of Oceanography. […]

    Visiting the Vietnam National Archives Center IV

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Today we visited the National Archives Center IV in Dalat, Vietnam. This visit was in sharp contrast to our visit to the Vietnam Institute of Oceanography. […]

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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Today we worked with the rare books. Two years ago Yen prepared a list of rare books for review. Both Linda and Yen checked different sources […]

    Assessing Rare Books

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Today we worked with the rare books. Two years ago Yen prepared a list of rare books for review. Both Linda and Yen checked different sources […]

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  • Monday, February 13, 2012 Linda Pikula and I met with Yen and Van to discuss preservation and possible digitization of select portions of their library collection at the Vietnamese Institute […]

    Visiting Vietnam Institute of Oceanography Library

    Monday, February 13, 2012 Linda Pikula and I met with Yen and Van to discuss preservation and possible digitization of select portions of their library collection at the Vietnamese Institute […]

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  • Wednesday, February 8, 2012 We had a small pipe leak and were lucky that it happened in the day. We covered the books with plastic and were able to shut […]

    Dealing With A Small Pipe Leak

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 We had a small pipe leak and were lucky that it happened in the day. We covered the books with plastic and were able to shut […]

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  • Linda Lundy, a conservation staff member, has just finished over 300 beautiful, small boxes for book storage use. These boxes were made to hold a variety of small books for the […]

    Linda Lundy’s Incredible Boxes

    Linda Lundy, a conservation staff member, has just finished over 300 beautiful, small boxes for book storage use. These boxes were made to hold a variety of small books for the […]

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  • The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Libraries have a vast collection of books damaged in the flood. Most of their collection is currently in storage in Cedar Rapids awaiting […]

    Odor Reduction for Books in Storage

    The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Libraries have a vast collection of books damaged in the flood. Most of their collection is currently in storage in Cedar Rapids awaiting […]

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