[library-media] Fwd: UELMA book repair session

Nan Ault nanette.allsen@nsanpete.k12.ut.us
Tue, 6 Mar 2007 11:18:50 -0700


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> From: "Randy Silverman" <randy.silverman@utah.edu>
> Date: March 5, 2007 10:26:55 AM MST
> To: "Aileen Bench" <abench@dsdmail.net>
> Cc: <nanette.allsen@nsanpete.k12.ut.us>
> Subject: RE: UELMA book repair session
>
> Dear Aileen,
>
> Are the Demco or Kapco glues you are using white glues? If so, they
> should be polyvinyl acetate and could be thinned with water. Having
> several containers that will not rust in which you can thin glue  
> down to
> different consistencies would be very helpful. Avoid getting the
> adhesive to the runny state, but you can thicken it up a bit if you  
> go a
> little too far. Be bold. You can probably add as much as 25-30% water,
> but try to do this incrementally as the adhesive has a tendency to
> thicken up just a bit once the water gets well stirred in.
>
> I hope this suggestion helps. It would be easier to see the glue
> firsthand and show you what I'm talking about. Please let me know  
> if you
> have other questions.
>
> With warmest regards,
> Randy
>
> Randy Silverman
> Preservation Librarian
> University of Utah Marriott Library
> 295 South 1500 East
> Salt Lake City, UT 84112  USA
> t. (+01) 801-585-6782
> f. (+01) 801-585-3464
> randy.silverman@utah.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aileen Bench [mailto:abench@dsdmail.net]
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:16 AM
> To: Randy Silverman
> Subject: UELMA book repair session
>
> Mr. Silverman,
> We appreciate so much your session on book repair.  In talking  
> together
> afterward, several of us realized we had questions about the glue you
> used.  The glues most elem. libraries have are either from Demco or
> Kapco.  They are quite thick, and even using a brush they would be  
> thick
> and gunky.  Is it possible to thin those glues with something like one
> can do with elmers white glue?  If not, where do you purchase you  
> glue?
> Thank you for your time.
> Sincerely,
> Aileen Bench
>
> Aileen Bench
> Media Spec
> Creekside Elem


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style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica">March 5, 2007 10:26:55 AM =
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style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica">"Aileen Bench" &lt;<A =
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style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica; color: #000000"><B>Cc: </B></FONT><FONT =
face=3D"Helvetica" size=3D"3" style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica">&lt;<A =
href=3D"mailto:nanette.allsen@nsanpete.k12.ut.us">nanette.allsen@nsanpete.=
k12.ut.us</A>&gt;</FONT></DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
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session</B></FONT></DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: =
0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; =
"><BR></DIV> <DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Dear Aileen,</DIV><DIV =
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margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Are the =
Demco or Kapco glues you are using white glues? If so, they</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">should be polyvinyl acetate and could be thinned =
with water. Having</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: =
0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">several containers that =
will not rust in which you can thin glue down to</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">different consistencies would be very helpful. Avoid =
getting the</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">adhesive to the runny state, but =
you can thicken it up a bit if you go a</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">little =
too far. Be bold. You can probably add as much as 25-30% =
water,</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">but try to do this incrementally =
as the adhesive has a tendency to</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">thicken up =
just a bit once the water gets well stirred in.</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">I hope =
this suggestion helps. It would be easier to see the glue</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">firsthand and show you what I'm talking about. =
Please let me know if you</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">have other =
questions.</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">With warmest regards,</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
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">Randy<SPAN class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 =A0</SPAN></DIV><DIV =
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0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Randy =
Silverman</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Preservation Librarian</DIV><DIV =
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margin-left: 0px; ">University of Utah Marriott Library</DIV><DIV =
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margin-left: 0px; ">295 South 1500 East</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Salt =
Lake City, UT 84112<SPAN class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 =
</SPAN>USA</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">t. (+01) 801-585-6782</DIV><DIV =
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">-----Original Message-----</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">From: Aileen =
Bench [<A =
href=3D"mailto:abench@dsdmail.net">mailto:abench@dsdmail.net</A>]<SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0</SPAN></DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Sent: =
Monday, March 05, 2007 10:16 AM</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">To: Randy =
Silverman</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Subject: UELMA book repair =
session</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">Mr. Silverman,</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">We appreciate =
so much your session on book repair.<SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 </SPAN>In talking together</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">afterward, several of us realized we had questions =
about the glue you</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: =
0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">used.<SPAN =
class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 </SPAN>The glues most elem. =
libraries have are either from Demco or</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: =
0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; =
">Kapco.<SPAN class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 </SPAN>They are quite =
thick, and even using a brush they would be thick</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">and gunky.<SPAN class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 =
</SPAN>Is it possible to thin those glues with something like =
one</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">can do with elmers white =
glue?<SPAN class=3D"Apple-converted-space">=A0 </SPAN>If not, where do =
you purchase you glue?</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: =
0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Thank you for your =
time.</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Sincerely,</DIV><DIV =
style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; =
margin-left: 0px; ">Aileen Bench</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: =
14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; =
margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Aileen Bench</DIV><DIV =
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margin-left: 0px; ">Media Spec</DIV><DIV style=3D"margin-top: 0px; =
margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Creekside =
Elem</DIV> </BLOCKQUOTE></DIV><BR></BODY></HTML>=

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