Talk:BPG Case Binding

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This page was created in July 2020 to collect suggestions for improvement. The first few suggestions are the result of a discussion between Katherine Kelly and Michelle C. Smith, Book Wiki Coordinator. Please feel free to add your own suggestions, or volunteer to be the compiler of the page.--Kkelly (talk) 09:55, 18 July 2020 (CDT)

This page needs an introductory paragraph at the top to explain its scope. This is currently unclear. Is it about the case binding structure? Repair of that structure? Special collections/Circulating collections? That paragraph can also explain the position of this page within the larger wiki. A suggested intro:

Case binding structures were developed the [approximate years]. Their defining characteristic is that the boards and covering material are creating separately from the book block and are joined together in the final binding step by adhering the pastedowns to the case. Case bindings are primarily cloth covered, but can also be covered with paper or leather (see Cloth Bookbinding). This page will discuss the conservation treatment of case bindings. These techniques can be used for special collections, but are primarily designed for the robust treatment needs of circulation collections. For more information, see Circulating Collections.

This page needs to be added to the BPG portal (as of 7/18/2020)