[Preservenw] Taped spines
aurandg at wsu.edu
Fri Jul 8 11:40:41 PDT 2005
Transfer from circulating to Special Collections seems to indicate that the
books are considered to be of value to the collection and need to be retained.
1) Yes, the clear contact adhesive should be replaced.
2) It is not only removal of the adhesive tape and how that needs to be
considered, but also replacing it with material appropriate to the type of
A recommendation without seeing the item is not appropriate. You may wish
to consult with a professional person.
Feel free to contact me to find out if i can be of further help.
At 09:22 AM 7/8/2005, you wrote:
>Please excuse what must be a basic preservation
>question, but I can't find a definitive answer in my
>own research and I'd rather not guess.
>I am transferring books from our circulating
>collection to Special Collections. Some of them have
>been mended in the past with 2 or 3'' clear
>contact-adhesive tape, often covering the entire
>spine. They are otherwise in their original bindings,
>and several are leather. I would like to know: 1)
>should I remove the tape, and 2) if so, what method is
>Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
>Special Collections Librarian
>Central Washington University
>400 E. University Way
>Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548
>erickski at cwu.edu
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