Monthly Archives: May 2011

Philly Here I Come!

The next week will be a bit touch and go on the blog front. I am very excited to be attending the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) annual conference in Philadelphia. The conference is titled Ethos Pathos Logos: Ethical Principles … Continue reading

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A little bit complicated

Sometimes repairs in the workshop start to get a little complicated….. The sewing cords on this book were still stable and laced into the boards, so I decided to re-sew the textblock around the existing supports. Needless to say it … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event at Derry & Raphoe

Historic Libraries in Context The Derry & Raphoe Diocesan Library: Past, Present and Future University of Ulster – Magee Campus 7 – 8 June 2011 This conference, organised by the University of Ulster, coincides with the conclusion of the Derry … Continue reading

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Conervation Bindings in Paper

Last week I attended an excellent workshop at the National Archives Dublin with Tracey Rowledge on Conservation Bindings in Paper. I had taken a course on gold tooling with Tracey while at West Dean College and found that I really … Continue reading

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Derry Public Library

I recently came across this image of a book labeled with a Londonderry Public Library stamp from 1809. As far as I know this is the only public library book in the collection. This got me wondering about the history … Continue reading

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Dudley Binding Part II

Just out of interest I thought I should post some pictures of the Dudley Binding I wrote about last week. As you can see from the picture above our Dudley binding is not quite as ornate as the one I … Continue reading

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