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Preservation: Special Topics

This LibGuide offers resources to guide libraries in the provision of long-term access to the physical and intellectual contents of their collections through conservation, preservation, and digitization.


Librarians need to be concerned with two main types of binding process:

  • "Edition" or publishers' bindings, or those that are applied as part of the book production process.
  • "Library binding," or the hardcover binding of serials and paperback books prior to library use.

Wilkinson, Frances C., and Sever Bordeianu. "In Search of the Perfect Cover: Using the RFP Process to Select a Commercial Binder." Serials Review 23, no. 3 (1997): 37-47. doi:10.1080/00987913.1997.10764391.

Collection Assessment

Film & Audivisual Media


Leather Bookbindings