Introduction to Rare Book Care and Structure
Instructor: Jennifer Hain Teper
Date: August 8-10, 2018
This class serves as an introduction to the care and structure of historic book collections and is useful as an introduction to book collections for those who specialize in the conservation of other materials but find themselves also caring for historic book collections, as well as those new collections care and conservation, but familiar with book collections. This course will present a combination of lecture and hands-on sessions which will teach students the history of book and paper manufacture and basic storage and care of historic collections, as well as construct a historic book model and two forms of protective book boxes. Participants are encouraged to bring books for analysis, treatment approach recommendations, and discussion.
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Jennifer Hain Teper has served since 2001 as the Conservation Librarian and Head of the Conservation Unit for the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she oversees general and special collections conservation. A 2000 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin program, she has worked extensively with scrapbook collections at the University of Illinois, overseeing a conservation need survey of over 500 historic scrapbooks and the treatment or stabilization of 169 of those items. She has written and presented multiple times on scrapbooks and their preservation.