Volume 11, Number 2
Events in the News
- Last October 22, the Australian Branch of the International
Association of Sound Archives (IASA) held an all-day seminar for
people with responsibilities for sound collections, in order to
generate interest and discussion in this area.
The morning sessions began with a brief introduction to the types
of sound carriers and why we should collect then (one reason being
their unique capability of reproducing the atmosphere of a previous
event). It continued with an examination of the issues involved in
information management and the differences between creating a
catalog and creating a discography. The afternoon session on
technical management covered the methods used to treat sound
carriers and the very sophisticated electronic processes used in
transferring sound to a new, accessible medium.
The papers presented at the seminar will be published in the
Australian Sound Archive, the Australian journal of the
IASA. For information about IASA or sound collections, contact Dr.
Jeff Brownrigg, editor ASA, RSD 1 Flowerdale Rd., Kinglake West, Vic
3757, Australia. [From the ICCM National Newsletter for
- On the weekend of October 25-26, the Ottawa Regional Group of
the IIC-CG sponsored a seminar: "Guidelines for the Establishment of
a Private Conservation Practice." the program included:
How to Start a Small Business - by Jim Ledoux of Ledoux, Sonego
Working Co-operatives - by Constance Mungall CAPC and the Ethics
of Private Practice - by Ian Hodkinson
Experience with Private Practice - by Sandra Lawrence
Panel Discussion, moderated by Ian Hodkinson. Panelists: Karen
Graham, Craig Johnson, Sandra Lawrence and Kenneth Lockwood.
- The Center for Book Arts is offering 12 courses or workshops on
bookbinding and boxmaking, each emphasizing a different aspect,
three on making equipment, and others on marbling, papermaking,
printing and publishing this spring and summer. Members can use the
workshop for $4 per hour ($6 nonmembers) or $75/month. Membership is
$25. For more information write Center for Book Arts, 626 Broadway,
New York, NY 10012 (212/460-9768).
- From February 28 to April 24, Saturday's Gallery (565 East 185th
St., Euclid, Ohio) will exhibit the works of ten outstanding
contemporary Czechoslovak design-binders. This is the first in a
series of international exhibitions to be organized annually by
Saturday's Gallery. Each year the exhibit will feature contemporary
design bookbinders from a different country.
- On April 3 and 4, there will be a symposium at Columbia
University on the principles and uses of freezing in the eradication
of insects and the stabilization and drying of library and archival
materials. It is entitled "Cryobibliotherapy: Principles and
Practice of Freezing in Book Conservation and Disaster Response,"
and it is sponsored by the Conservation Programs in the School of
Library Service. Participants will be involved in practical
demonstrations. Conservators, scientists, preservation
administrators, librarians and archivists are invited. There will be
ten speakers, including Sally Buchanan, Mary-Lou Florian, Gary
Frost, Elizabeth Gay, Don Hartsell (of Airdex Corporation), Eric
Lundquist, and Richard D. Smith. Fee: $400. Write Jerry Grant,
Conservation Programs, School of Library Service, 516 Butler
Library, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
- April 8-10, TAPPI is giving a Sizing Short Course in Atlanta.
Some of the papers listed in the preliminary program are:
The Wetting of Paper
Starches for Paper Sizing
The Chemistry of Aluminum Salts in Papermaking
Rosin Sizing: Fundamentals
An Overview of Cellulose Reactive Sizes
ASA Sizing: Fundamentals
The fee for members is $400; nonmembers $600 (but membership is
only $50). Registration forms from Preregistration Dept., TAPPI/CA
5225, Technology Park/Atlanta, P.O. Box 102062, Atlanta, GA
- On April 22 and 23 there will be a workshop on bindery
preparation and book repair, in Denver, co-sponsored by the
Bibliographical Center for Research, SOLINET and Denver Bookbinding
Company. Speakers are Lisa Fox, Myra Jo Moon, Rita Lundquist and
Gail Sichler. Topics covered in the talks include housekeeping,
preservation, book structure, leaf attachment, administrative
concerns, quality control, staff and morale issues, library-binder
relations, simple book repair, contract writing and decision making.
the fee has not been announced yet. For information, contact Gail A.
Sichler, Denver Bookbinding Co., 2715 17th St., Denver, CO 80211
The last tine this was done in this area was 1982 and the
workshop attracted over 100 librarians.
- May 7-9, the Midwest Archives Conference will hold its spring
meeting in Chicago. Archivists, historians, librarians, museum
curators, manuscript curators, records managers, oral historians,
and anyone with an interest in the preservation and use of
historical materials is invited to attend the meeting. For further
information contact Maureen O'Brien Will, Chicago Historical
Society, Clark St. at North Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
- The Columbia Rare Book School runs from July 6 to 31 this year,
with 24 courses, most of which are 5-day, all-day courses. There are
some half-day courses, but because they have one or more day-long
field trips, it is not possible to take two half-tine courses in the
same week. Both all-day and half-day courses cost $400 plus
field-trip fees. Housing is provided at $30/night, air-conditioned.
One of the courses, "Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Bookbinding
Structures," taught by Chris Clarkson, has a prerequisite:
Clarkson's introductory course. For course descriptions and
application forms, apply to Rare Book School, School of Library
Service, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Instructors (35 of them) include Nicolas Barker, Tim Barrett,
Terry Belanger, John Bidwell, Chris Clarkson, Francis Mattson,
Nicholas Pickwoad, James Reilly, Tom Tanselle, Claire Van Vliet and
Edwin Wolf II.
- The Annual Instructional Meeting for archive conservators,
organized by the Society of Archivists Technical Committee and the
Kent County Archives Office, will be held in Canterbury, September
8-11. It is planned to include sessions on the conservation of both
printed and manuscript material, on early repair methods and the
development of binding structures in the 16th & 17th centuries.
Seminars will include sessions on the identification of fibres,
techniques for repairing prints, classification of polymers and
- In September, the Philipps-Universität, Marburg, West
Germany, is planning a two-day colloquium on parchment. The object
is to compile expertise from scientists, historians and conservators
with the aim of producing a publication which can be used as a
reference tool. Anyone interested in participating should contact
Dr. P. Ruck, Philipps-Universität, Wilhelm-Ropke-Strasse 6C,
Marburg, West Germany.
- The Imaging Science and Technology Group of the Royal
Photographic Society announces a residential symposium to be held at
New College and the Zoology Department Lecture Theatre, Oxford,
England, on September 21-25. The overall theme is the storage of
recorded images, including stability and conservation of images and
archival storage considerations. Papers are expected to cover
electronic and magnetic storage media as well as conventional
photographic storage and image stability.
- IADA holds its Sixth International Graphic Restorers' Day
October 5-9, in Berlin. (IADA is the International Association of
Archive, Library and Graphic Conservators. German is the principal
language at its meetings, which are held only once every three or
four years. It has no newsletter or other publication of its own.)
Speakers at this meeting will include Gerhard Banik (National
Library, Vienna), Helmut Bansa (Bavarian State Library), David
Clements (British Library), Francoise Flieder (Centre de
Conservation, Paris), Klaus Hendriks (Public Archives, Canada),
Judith Hofenk de Graaff (Central Laboratory, Amsterdam), Per Laursen
(Denmark), Peter Sparks (LC), Richard Smith (Wei T'o), and Otto
Wächter (Austrian National Library). Topics addressed are
wide-ranging and include the destructive effects of light; fixing of
colors in preparation for mass restoration; some Japanese methods of
conservation for scrolls, books and screens; hygiene in the
workplace; and deacidification and preservation of newspapers. Six
of the 26 papers in the preliminary program deal with book
conservation. For more information, write Ernst Bartelt,
Restaurierungswerkstatt, Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz,
Potsdamer Str. 33, D-1000 Berlin 30, Germany.
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