Save Your Books’ Book Repair Guidelines
These are book repair guidelines rather than rules. While this looks like a list to follow, not every book will need every point applied. Each book needs to be examined separately and what you choose to do from this list may change for each repair. The following guidelines are a sort of hierarchy to consider for each book.
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- PERPETUAL CAVEAT: Never repair rare and/or scarce books. When in doubt only do preservation treatments and consult an accredited professional.
- Click the “Curriculum” Tab to get to the Lesson
Included in the Lesson:
- The Hierarchy: Clean, Color, Correct, Paste, Protect.
- The explanation of why the hierarchy works with some examples of how if can be applied.
- Examples of how the book repair guidelines can be implied
When you have finished this lesson. I recommend the one on whether or not to use glue or paste for repairs. 1-206 Book Repair Glue or Paste
Easy to understand informationImportant to know the basics first. Informative and good as a guide.
Order gets the best resultsThis class covers some of the simpler projects when saving your books. Each of the projects, broken hinge, torn pages, unwanted pencil marks and dirty books will be found in most repair. If you follow the outline for each of these problems: clean, color, correct lineup, paste or glue and protect in this order succss will follow. One idea for this class would be to have all five steps start with the same letter, i.e. clean, color, correct, connect (all parts of book together with glue or paste) and complete (final details). Just a thought.
1-101: Book Repair GuidelinesGreat Place to Begin