Northeast Document Conservation Center

Book and print collectors can do a great deal of damage if they do not know anything about preserving works on paper. Though sometimes used interchangeably, preservation usually refers to providing long-term care and a safe environment for artifacts, while conservation is usually used to mean restoration. The Northeast Document Conservation Center publishes useful guides to preservation of books and had a lot of good information available online

Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books:

Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology - Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington (from Conservation OnLine)

CMI Archival Acid Free Boxes

CMI Archival Acid Free Boxes - MicroClimate archival containers are a clamshell design manufactured to customer supplied measurements. (See ExLibris Archives for May 2001 for various opinions on these boxes.)

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts - "Specializes in the treatment of art and historic artifacts on paper." Treatment services are available for drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, architectural drawings, musical scores, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and related materials such as parchment and papyrus.

Conservation OnLine

Conservation OnLine - a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics including mass deacidification.

Ocker & Trapp Library Binding

Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery, founded by founded by bookbinders Ralph Ocker and Herbert Trap, also makes Custom Enclosures.

Adjustable Rare Book Storage Boxes

University Products offers "adjustable rare book storage boxes."

Book Display

Don't shelve your rare, signed or limited edition books!
Display and protect them with a display case from

The Bookcraft Bindery

Ottawa, Canada, bindery which specializes in bookbinding, restorations, fine bindings, repair in both leather and cloth, and paper cleaning.