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Open Access: A Model For Sharing Published Conservation Research, Peter D. Verheyen, Priscilla Anderson, Whitney Baker, Beth Doyle May 2014

Open Access: A Model For Sharing Published Conservation Research, Peter D. Verheyen, Priscilla Anderson, Whitney Baker, Beth Doyle

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The conservation field has articulated the importance of publishing our research to disseminate information and further the aims of conservation. Article X of AIC’s Code of Ethics states that conservators should “contribute to the evolution and growth of the profession, a field of study that encompasses the liberal arts and the natural sciences” in part by “sharing of information and experience with colleagues, adding to the profession’s written body of knowledge.” Our Guidelines for Practice state “the conservation professional should recognize the importance of published information that has undergone formal peer review,” because, as Commentary 2.1 indicates ...


Pragmatism And Compromise In Conservation, Peter D. Verheyen Mar 2012

Pragmatism And Compromise In Conservation, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

I write this from the perspective of an apprentice-trained bookbinder and conservator who has spent most of his career working in academic research libraries in the US, work that has included working primarily with special collections, but also heavily used circulating collections and digitization. During this time I have also worked with many other conservators, interns from conservation/preservation programs and students of museum studies and librarianship. While the mission ensuring the long-term health of and continued access to the Library’s collections has not changed, how we do that work and prioritize activities has. This has been a result ...


"Tuxedo" Phase Box (3 Variants), David J. Stokoe, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2012

"Tuxedo" Phase Box (3 Variants), David J. Stokoe, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

These diagrams depict 3 variants of the "tuxedo-style phase box,"a simple, low-cost, enclosure made from 20pt acid-free folder stock. It is designed to protect brittle, deteriorated, "low priority" items.


Book Repair Basics For Libraries : Webinar, Peter D. Verheyen, Marianne Hanley Sep 2011

Book Repair Basics For Libraries : Webinar, Peter D. Verheyen, Marianne Hanley

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

This presentation familiarizes viewers with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff. It shows basic descriptions of techniques using images, and video. This presentation should not be construed as a how-to, hands-on workshop. Likewise, it is not aimed at the treatment of special collections items. Selected resources for training, both hands-on and online are provided at the end. This webinar was presented to ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Online. Sep. 14, 2011. Download below or view online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWWnIHoRig.


Book Repair Basics For Libraries, Peter D. Verheyen, Marianne Hanley Sep 2011

Book Repair Basics For Libraries, Peter D. Verheyen, Marianne Hanley

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

This presentation familiarizes viewers with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff. It shows basic descriptions of techniques using images, and video. This presentation should not be construed as a how-to, hands-on workshop. Likewise, it is not aimed at the treatment of special collections items. Selected resources for training, both hands-on and online are provided at the end.


Paper Spine For Thin Volumes, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Paper Spine For Thin Volumes, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Similar in concept to the Molded Paper Spine, this treatment is intended for materials in the collection printed before 1800 in which the text block is less than 1cm thick. The technique comes from Frank Mowery at the Folger Shakespeare Library.


Conservation Re-Casing (Binding), Donia Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Conservation Re-Casing (Binding), Donia Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Conservation recasing is a way to preserve our 19th and 20th century materials in which the bindings have failed and, in many cases, been lost over time. It is not intended to be used on valuable bindings or volumes printed before 1800. The structure used is based on the German (Bradel) case binding.


Drop Spine Box, Donia J. Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Drop Spine Box, Donia J. Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Step-by-step instructions for measuring and assembling a drop-spine box for the housing or rare books and other materials.


Preservation At Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, David Stokoe, Marianne Swanberry Hanley, Robert J. Hodge Jan 2011

Preservation At Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, David Stokoe, Marianne Swanberry Hanley, Robert J. Hodge

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Prepared for IST600 (Preservation), this presentation gives an overview of the activities of the Department of Preservation and Conservation including environment, disaster preparedness and salvage, circulating collections repair, rare book conservation, rehousing, audio preservation, and digitization. For more about department see http://library.syr.edu/about/departments/preservation and our resource guide at http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/preservation.


Mylar Phase Box, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Mylar Phase Box, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The Mylar phased box is a simple, low-cost, enclosure made from 20pt acid-free folder stock and heavy weight Mylar to create a see through wrapper for higher end items. This box comes from the Folger Shakespeare Library and was designed by Linda Blaser.


Windowed Drop Spine Box, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Windowed Drop Spine Box, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Step-by-step instructions for measuring and assembling a drop-spine box for the housing or rare books and other materials. This variant of box features a clear spine area allowing the contents to be seen when the box is closed.


Phase Box, Donia J. Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Phase Box, Donia J. Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The "phase box" is a simple, low-cost, enclosure made from 20pt acid-free folder stock. It is designed to protect brittle, deteriorated, "low priority" items.


"Molded" Paper Spine Binding, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

"Molded" Paper Spine Binding, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The molded paper spine is a rebacking/recasing structure intended for leather-bound books for which the covers have deteriorated too much to be salvageable. The new molded paper spine looks very much like leather and is very strong.


Exhibition Cradles For Books, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Exhibition Cradles For Books, Donia J. Conn, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Instructions for making cradles to properly support books while on exhibit. Materials used include Vivak (a bendable plastic) and mat board.


Polyester Encapsulation Using An Edge Welder, Donia J. Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Polyester Encapsulation Using An Edge Welder, Donia J. Conn, Peter D. Verheyen, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Step-by-step instructions for encapsulating documents and other flat paper-based items in polyester film (mylar) using an edge welder.


Corrugated Drop Spine Box, David J. Stokoe, Department Of Preservation And Conservation Jan 2011

Corrugated Drop Spine Box, David J. Stokoe, Department Of Preservation And Conservation

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Step-by-step instructions for measuring and assembling a drop-spine box made from a single sheet of corrugated board for the housing or rare books and other materials.


Archival 101 & Working With Vendors, Peter D. Verheyen May 2010

Archival 101 & Working With Vendors, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

*Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself?

*Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are?

*Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products?

Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product terminology and market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offers buying tips ...


Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2010

Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

For those involved with bookbinding, book conservation, or with the Guild of Book Workers, Don Etherington needs no introduction – he has served as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Now, with Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft we can read about how he came to enter this field, was influenced by his teachers and mentors, and how he helped shape the world of bookbinding and conservation.

"Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft" contains a forward by Bernard Middleton, another leader in the field, and one who needs little introduction himself. It is divided into the ...


Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2010

Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-Year Odyssey Of Art And Craft By Don Etherington, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

For those involved with bookbinding, book conservation, or with the Guild of Book Workers, Don Etherington needs no introduction – he has served as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Now, with Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft we can read about how he came to enter this field, was influenced by his teachers and mentors, and how he helped shape the world of bookbinding and conservation. "Bookbinding & Conservation: A Sixty-year Odyssey of Art and Craft" contains a forward by Bernard Middleton, another leader in the field, and one who needs little introduction himself. It is divided into the ...


Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen Jun 2009

Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The presentation dealt with the tube storage system developed for architectural and other over-sized drawings at Syracuse University Library.


The Changing Book: Transitions In Design, Production, And Preservation, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 2008

The Changing Book: Transitions In Design, Production, And Preservation, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

This book review was originally published in the Guild of Book Workers' Newsletter, Vol 181, December, 2008. "The Changing Book: Transitions in Design Production, and Preservation publishes the proceedings of the conference of the same name organized by and held at the University of Iowa July 22-25,2005. This conference tied together many threads, from an exhibition honoring the life's work of William (Bill) Anthony, the first conservator at the University of Iowa and teacher to some of today's best, to a "tent show" which gave the public the opportunity to learn about the book arts hands-on, to ...


William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen Feb 2006

William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

William “Bill” Anthony (1926-1989) was arguably one of the most influential bookbinders and conservators in the US. His impact cannot be measured by his work alone but also by his legacy as demonstrated by all those he trained, many of whom are now leaders in the field in their own right. Lawrence Yerkes’ forward and Helen Ryan’s introduction to the catalog describe not only Anthony’s life and work, but also the emotional bond they had with him and his spirit that touched so many.


2005 Preservation Calendar, Donia Conn, Central New York Library Resource Council Jan 2005

2005 Preservation Calendar, Donia Conn, Central New York Library Resource Council

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Text and images illustrating common preservation problems affecting library and archival materials including books, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textiles, audio recordings with tips on preserving them. From the 2005 Central New York Library Resource Councils (CLRC) 2005 calendar.


Storage Of Architectural Materials At The Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, Carolyn Davis, Debra Olson Jan 2003

Storage Of Architectural Materials At The Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, Carolyn Davis, Debra Olson

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

When the Department of Special Collections at the Syracuse University Library acquired the papers of Werner Seligmann, an architect and former Dean of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, the opportunity presented itself to develop a model storage system that could be applied to the other architectural drawings in the Department. While not large in comparison to these other collections, the Seligmann Papers were sizable enough to give us a better understanding of the storage issues involved if we decided to undertake the task of re-housing our other drawings. If such a task were to be undertaken, a new storage ...


Basic Paper Treatments For Printed Book Materials, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 1991

Basic Paper Treatments For Printed Book Materials, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

In October of 1989, at the Guild of Book Workers' Standards of Excellence Seminar, Betsy Palmer Eldridge gave a presentation on "Basic Paper Treatments for Printed Book Materials." This 2 1/2 hour presentation was a very ambitious undertaking, but she did a magnificent job.

Since these presentations and the synopses that later appeared in the GBW Newsletter, there has been some discussion. The presentations and these articles are not to be construed as a "how to" of basic paper conservation but rather as an introduction for those with interest but little experience. For the more experienced, they present the ...