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two workshop offerings.

The following workshops will be offered at the Johns Hopkins University
Preservation Department.

        Adhesive Binding with Peter Jermann

        This is a two day workshop: Saturday, August 9, 10am-5pm; Sunday,
August 10, 1pm-4pm. Enrollment is limited to 8 people. Participants will
learn the theory and practice of adhesive binding for the hand binder and
in-house library repair units. Desk-top publishing, paperbacks, and the
photocopier highlight the need for simple but sound binding structures for
publications on separate sheets. Discussions and hands-on exercises will
include the selection of adhesives, the dynamics of adhesive binding
structures, and quarter-joint binding. Participants will make several
binding models illustrating structural variations.

        Participants will need an apron, personal hand tools (if desired),
and a bag lunch for Saturday.

        Projects:       paperback rebind with cover on outside
                        paperback rebind with cloth cover
                        softcover quarterbind
                        quarterjoint binding
                        quarterjoint binding with support (demonstration,
                hands-on as time allows)
                        rounded and backed case binding (demonstration,
                hands-on as time allows)

        Cost: $90. Cutoff date for registration is August 1.

        Pete Jermann, preservation officer for the Friedsam Library at St.
Bonaventure University, began researching adhesive binding techniques ten
years ago in order to develop efficient rebinding  structures for use in a
small in-house library binding and repair unit. He has published a study
on book structures in New Library Scene (August, 1994).

        Japanese Paper Hinge Repair with Don Etherington

        This one day session will be held September 13, 10am-4pm, and is
limited to 15 people. Don presented this at the GBW Standards Conference a
few years ago, so this is a good opportunity for those of you who missed

        The workshop will cover Don's technique for reattaching or
supporting weakened joints of leather bindings, particularly 19th or 20th
century books. Participants will bring books suitable for this repair
technique. The spines should be intact and the boards in generally good
condition. Books should be no larger than 10" in height and 1 1/2" in

        Joints are reattached using strips of dyed Japanese paper and a
mixture of reversible PVA and rice starch paste. The technique is
particularly effective on books with tight spines which normally require
considerable expertise and time to reback.

        Cost: $50. Cutoff date for registration is September 4.

        Workshops will be held in the Conservation Department, 108 Kreiger
Hall, Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the JHU campus. Directions will be
sent with confirmation of enrollment. Make checks payable to Milton S.
Eisenhower Library and send to Jeanne Drewes, Preservation, MSE Library,
3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD 21218-2683. If you have any questions
contact Jeanne at (410) 516-5486, fax at (410) 516-5080, email to

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