Conservation of Library and Archival Materials: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Deborah Dunn

School:

University of Hawaii

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This course is a survey of the structure and deterioration of primarily paper-based materials found in library, archives and museum collections. Conservation treatments for combating deterioration will be explored from the point of view of the librarian, archivist and museum collections manager. A hands-on approach provides the students with an opportunity to analyze the condition of various book formats, test practical treatments and re-housing options, and understand the role of conservation in a preservation plan. Students will practice beginning level treatments and learn when to involve other trained professionals, including paper, book and object conservators. Those working in small libraries will learn to establish an assessment and mending area for their collections.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/content/syllabi/620_Dunn_f14.docx

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Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Rebecca Elder

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

This class will cover the basic principles of book repair and book repair program management for non-rare materials.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/Elder_Rebecca/2014/Spring/Syllabus%20Book%20Repair%20Spring%202014.pdf

Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Karen Pavelka

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

Techniques that can do a substantial amount of good for the collection, but can be performed with minimal equipment, space, materials and skill will be covered. Additionally, students will learn how to teach techniques to others and how to evaluate and improve technicians’ performance

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/pavelka/2014/Spring/393C.10/INF393C.10%20Spring%202014.pdf

Materials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Karen Pavelka

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

Underlying factors in the physical nature of records materials; concepts of permanence and durability and their assessment; basic concepts of materials science; materials found in library, archive and museum collections, especially manuscripts, books and photographic processes. Context of conservation and preservation practice.

Required Textbook:

Benson, R. 2008. The printed picture.
Boersma, F. 2007. Unravelling textiles: A Handbook for the preservation of textile collections.
Jurgens, M. 2009. The digital print: Identification and preservation.
Lavedrine, B. 2003. A guide to the preventive conservation of photograph collections.

Link to Syllabus:

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/392E.pdf