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Re: Exhibiting Books : A Brainstorm



I like the practice of having white cotton gloves for people to use when
handling the books - it emphasizes their fragility and prevents
grubbiness.

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On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Dorothy Africa wrote:

>  I think, Robyn, that the greater risk to your books in such a display is
> unintentional damage, especially grubby finger prints.  I would suggest
> some mylar page sleeves, at least along the fore-edges (foredges??).  If
> that will be too bulky try a staggered series of mylar tabs along the
> edge and ask people to use them to turn the pages.  You can use this
> to enhance the exhibit if you include a list of  particular pages, marked
> by certain tabs, with your comments on that page and encourage comments
> in response from the viewers since it is an interactive exhibit.
>  I hope you get a good turn out.
>
> Dorothy A.
>
> Dorothy C. Africa
> bookbinder, Harvard Law School Library
> africa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>


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