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Book Preservation Awareness Workshop

Once again, another SLLG members event has been organised, this time we're sorting out our poor, abused books:

 The National Library of Scotland have agreed to host and deliver a Book Preservation Awareness Workshop for SLLG members.  This half-day session takes a pro-active approach to preservation and the training will be provided by a qualified conservator.  The workshop will cover the causes of deterioration and the basic first aid treatments to apply once the root cause of the damage has been identified.

Topics for the Book Preservation Awareness Workshop:

1.         Prevention is better than cure
2.         Basic repair methods to include tip-ins and tears
3.         Four-flap enclosure
4.         Proper use of Clarkson Book Cradles
5.         Book handling
6.         Books on shelves
7.         Taking a book from a shelf
8.         Hygroscopic nature of books
9.         Photocopying
10.         Damage to collections e.g. paper clips, post-its, rubber bands etc
11.         Food and drink
12.         Regular book cleaning programme


The workshop will take place on the morning of Thursday 9th October, at the National Library on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.  Places for the event will be limited to a maximum of 12 people, and be issued on a first-come first-served basis.  The cost for the half-day workshop is £25 for SLLG Members and will include tea / coffee.  Please contact Sandra Turkington on sandra.turkingtonATscotland.gsi.gov.uk to book your place.

Ah'm booked on, yessiree!

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