Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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performance standards

Standards that measure the performance of a product as a unit, e.g., a binding, but which do not specify materials and methods of manufacture. Performance standards, at least as related to edition and library binding, are largely meaningless, because by implication, if not fact, they measure the durability of the binding in the short run only, while the need for the book, and therefore its binding, may extend well into the long run. period binding. See: CONTEMPORARY BINDING (2) .

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