Tips and Tricks: Week 29

Week 29: Use foam or book supports for larger books. Rationale: This will allow theĀ support of the boards right up to the joint with the spine. The weight of the book is taken by the support wedges and not the spine and the joints. They also restrict how far the book...

Tips and Tricks: Week 28

Week 28: Beware the Red Rot Rationale: Red Rot is the result of a reaction between leather and airborne sulfuricĀ acid, formed when sulfur dioxide combines in the atmosphere with oxygen and moisture. It will attack vegetable-tanned leather. The leather ultimately...

Tips and Tricks: Week 26

Week 26: Textiles that have been found to contain insects or mould should be removed isolated from other items. Rationale: This will stop the spread of the infestation or growth of the mould and allow the item to be treated without any harm coming to other items in...

Tips and Tricks: Week 25

Week 25: All boxes used to store items should be pH balanced, acid free and lignin free. Rationale: Boxes made to these specification have a better preservation, last longer and so not release harmful chemicals as time progresses. Recommendation: Check the pH balance...
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