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A Bookbinder’S Journey: My Analog And Virtual Life In The Book Arts., Peter D. Verheyen Oct 2019

A Bookbinder’S Journey: My Analog And Virtual Life In The Book Arts., Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The Wells College Book Arts Center presents Peter D. Verheyen, the 48th Susan Garretson Swartzburg ’60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture.

At this illustrated lecture on October 17, 2019, Verheyen spoke about his career as a bookbinder, conservator and academic librarian. Along with examples of his work, he discussed the materials and techniques he uses to craft his bindings, with selections of his bindings for attendees to explore. He also discussed his 25 years of building online book arts communities, and a recent project which ties together the many threads of his long and accomplished career. Among the facets discussed were ...


A Bookbinder’S Journey, Peter D. Verheyen Jul 2018

A Bookbinder’S Journey, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The Syracuse University Libraries Assembly (SULA) presents Peter Verheyen, Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. At this illustrated lecture on July 30, 2018 Verheyen spoke to his career as a bookbinder with a focus on his creative work. A video recording that also includes the questions & answers can be viewed here. Among the facets discussed were how his experiences and the mentorship he received as a work-study student guided him to apprentice in his “native” Germany; the materials and techniques he uses to craft his bindings, many of which have been exhibited throughout the US and abroad; and a recent project ...


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

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

Peter D Verheyen

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 ...


Archival 101: Dealing With Suppliers Of Archival Product, Peter D. Verheyen Apr 2013

Archival 101: Dealing With Suppliers Of Archival Product, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

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 ...


Special Formats, Innovative Preservation Storage Solutions, Peter D. Verheyen Apr 2012

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

Peter D Verheyen

Expanded version of earlier (2009) presentation that discusses the types of materials; challenges of the materials; storage options; transport and access; other considerations of oversized materials in libraries and archives. The presentation also discussed the tube storage system developed for architectural and other over-sized drawings at Syracuse University Library as a case-study.


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

Pragmatism And Compromise In Conservation, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

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 ...


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

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

Peter D Verheyen

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.


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

Archival 101 & Working With Vendors, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

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 Dec 2009

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

Peter D Verheyen

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

Peter D Verheyen

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 Nov 2008

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

Peter D Verheyen

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 ...


A Day With "Master" Bookbinder Peter D. Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen Nov 2007

A Day With "Master" Bookbinder Peter D. Verheyen, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Illustrated presentation on the speaker's training and professional path in bookbinding, book arts, and conservation presented to the Cornell University Book Arts Club. Audio portion of presentation is 61.7MB mp3 file.


William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2006

William Anthony Fine Binder, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

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.


Storage Of Architectural Materials At The Syracuse University Library, Peter D. Verheyen, Carolyn Davis, Debra Olson Dec 2002

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

Peter D Verheyen

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 ...


Preservation Microfilming: A Guide For Librarians And Archivists By Lisa Fox, A Review, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 1997

Preservation Microfilming: A Guide For Librarians And Archivists By Lisa Fox, A Review, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

This second edition of Preservation Microfilming appears just nine years after the first, edited by Nancy Gwinn. As Pamela Darling notes in her introduction, the fields of preservation and microfilming have changed dramatically in those years. Standards, practices, bibliographic control, and techniques have advanced, and the amount of microfilming activity has greatly increased. Most important, however, is the preservation community's change in philosophy.


Basic Paper Treatments For Printed Book Materials, Peter D. Verheyen Dec 1990

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

Peter D Verheyen

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 ...