Tag: previously repaired

Library Book + Dog + Tape = Bad Idea

This was a book that was damaged by a dog, and “fixed” with packing tape by a patron. And this is also why the staff at the library will often stress that patrons should not attempt their own repairs of library books. The “repair” often does […]

Bibliopaths: The case of the lacquer binding |Rita Udina. Paper & Book conservation and restoration

Bibliopaths: The case of the lacquer binding |Rita Udina. Paper & Book conservation and restoration Are we supposed to fear bibliopaths? Or maybe we should give them an award? Who are they? They are victims of bibliophile passion, people touched by an irrepressible instinct to […]

Post ID: 7034

msulconservationlab:

Some well intentioned but poorly executed repairs performed in the past were done with poor quality materials, and have ended up causing damage. On the left, you can see an old paper repair that doesn’t quite match the rest of the book. A poor quality acidic paper was used. On the right, you can see the stain caused by the icky paper repair (yes, icky is a technical term). In the center, you can see a dark brown stain left by scotch tape – the evilest of all evils. The old repair will be removed and replaced with better quality materials.

This kind of previous repair could be described with the great Yiddish word: Farpotshket!

“The art of trying to fix something only to make it far worse is described by the Yiddish word farpotshket. ” – from an NPR Story, “The New Words and Ideas We Need”

Post ID: 7828

Someone “fixed” this with some poorly placed pieces of double-sided tape. Sigh.

Post ID: 7839

etclibrarian: Who uses STAPLES to reattach the text block to the cover?!?! Oh! I’m surprised I’ve not seen this before…but I suppose it was only a matter of time…

Post ID: 7886

So you know how you can tape things to other things by making a little loop of Scotch tape?

Turns out it’s not a very good way to repair books.