Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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certification plan

A proposal for library binding drawn up in the 1930s by the Joint Committee of the American Library Association and the Library Binding Institute, to enable library binders to apply for certification by agreeing to meet certain requirements, including:
1.  Submitting samples of their work so as to demonstrate the bindery's
    capability of producing so called Class "A" work (the samples being
    reviewed by a board appointed by the Joint Committee);
2.  Proving responsibility and reliability by means of sworn answers to
    questions, and permitting the investigation of replies;
3.  Providing satisfactory references;
4.  Carrying sufficient insurance;
5.  Pledging to conduct the business of the bindery fairly, treat
    customers honestly, and maintain minimum standards and good labor
    conditions; and
6.  Becoming a member of the Library Binding Institute

The certification of library binders is now solely under the jurisdiction of the Library Binding Institute. (131 )




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