CE: Intro to Book Repair, Austin, Texas David Terry 28 May 1997 22:04 UTC

There is still space available for this upcoming seminar!
Call to register.


Saturday, June 7, 1997


Sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Library
and Information Science

This full day workshop is intended to introduce participants to the
variety of considerations which are necessary to undertake in an on-site
book repair operation.  They will have the opportunity to practice a
number of basic hands-on book repair techniques, and discuss which options
may be best suited to the particular needs of their institution,
collections and users.  Participants will be furnished with a list of
suppliers, catalogs, and a small preservation tool kit ($45 value) to take
with them.

This seminar is a introductory hands-on workshop aimed at librarians,
archivists, and staff who have an interest in learning the nuts and bolts
of book repair.


Saturday, June 7, 1997, UT Collection Deposit Library, Austin, Texas

8:30-9:00   Registration and coffee
9:00-11:30  Morning Session
              o  Basic book structure and decision-making
              o  Discussion of book repair, housing supplies, options,
                    and set-up
              o  Tear repair
              o  Hinge tightening
11:30-1:00  Lunch (on your own)
1:00-5:00   Afternoon Session
              o  Tip-ins and Hinge-ons
              o  Paperback reinforcement
              o  Endsheet replacement
              o  Wrap-up and questions

The speaker for this workshop is Catherine Aster, collections conservation
librarian for the General Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin.
She is responsible for all physical treatment decisions concerning library
materials, training branch library and preservation department staff in
basic through advanced book repair techniques, and the supervision of
bindery preparation, book repair and in-house pamphlet binding units.  Ms.
Aster also guest lectures in the GSLIS Preservation and Conservation
Studies, and she has taught hands-on workshops in Utah and Texas.  Ms.
Aster's previous work experience includes conservator positions at Brigham
Young University, Yale University and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research
Center at UT-Austin.  She had been a professional associate in the
American Institute for Conservation since 1991.

Cost for the workshop is $195.00, or $175 each for a group of three or
more.  Fee includes supplies, catalogs and other handouts, a $45.00 value
preservation toolkit, and refreshments (lunch on your own).

REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 20.  Pre-payment is required.  A waiting list
will be kept in case of cancellations.

For information or registration form, contact David Terry
<dterry@uts.cc.utexas.edu>, phone (512) 471-8806, fax (512) 471-3971.
Please include your mailing address (and/or fax number for quickest
response).  Telephoned and faxed registrations will be accepted with
credit card (Visa/Mastercard only), or a check may follow by mail.