banktoasters • I was trying unsucessfully to find a diagram for a temporary protective book cover. I know it’s in one of my books somewhere – talk of a needle in a stack of needles.
Preservation Librarian Peter D. Verheyen was helpful enough to remind me of the lovely trove of free goodies that the Conservation Lab at Syracuse University has online:
just a few samples
- Conservation Recase – Recasing in cloth retaining the original sewing and adding new endsheets.
- Molded Paper Spine – For recasing pre-1800 volumes sewn on raised cords, providing a much more sypathetic appearance than recasing in cloth.
- Thin Paper Spine – Rebinding for books less than 1cm thick.
- Phase Box – Cut, folded, and assembed four flap enclosure.
- Mylar Phase Box – As above but with Mylar wrapping for the spine to show contents.
- Drop Spine Box – Trays cut & assembled and covered in cloth.
- Windowed Drop Spine Box – As above but with a window in the spine to show contents.
- Encapsulation – Mylar encapsulation using an edge welder.
- Exhibit Cradles – Made of Vivak, a plexiglass which can be cut on the boardshear and folded by hand.
- The Care and Handling of Books and Manuscripts: A Workshop for SUL SCRC Staff and Students. In PowerPoint format.
There are a lot more resources there, you can easily waste an afternoon.