Talk:BPG Housings

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Suggestions for Improvement[edit source]

Information about boxes that exert pressure to keep stiif board vellum bindings from splaying.--Kkelly (talk) 09:54, 9 February 2021 (CST)

  • pressure flap
  • four flap with firm closures.

Irregular Sized Materials[edit source]

See also: Scrapbooks: Rehousing & Encapsulation

Pressure Boxes[edit source]

See also: Parchment Bookbinding: Storage of Parchment Bindings and Components

Labeling[edit source]

"Ownership Marking of Paper-Based Materials." Library of Congress Preservation Website. Accessed May 7, 2021.

Images to Use[edit source]

This document (like Roberts and Etherington) is in the public domain. You may use any images from it (let me know if you would like higher quality scans. Cite as (Carlson et al. 1994). I suggest diagram 22 (phase box)--Kkelly (talk) 14:41, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Carlson, Lage et al. (comp). 1994. Boxes for the Protection of Books : Their Design and Construction. Washington : Preservation Directorate, Collections Services, Library of Congress.

Discussion and Notes from the BPG Wiki Hack Session, AIC Miami, 6/14/2015[edit source]

Contributors: Angela Andres, Ann Frellsen, Quinn Ferris, Austin Plann-Curley, Suzy Morgan.


  1. Does the outline format work? -- yes
  2. How could this be better organized? -- Get rid of chapter numbers, sub heading numbers so it's easier to add more and more. Maybe divide the page by objects? Especially if there's overlap with other specialty groups.
  3. What is most useful about this information?
  4. In what ways is it not useful or outdated?
  5. What information is lacking?

-- Pull in links from other specialties' wiki pages for info on materials for example oddy testing, or plastics and other materials like Volara from CAMEO, binder's board specs, oddy test from health and safety Wiki, adhesive tests, etc. Link to other websites that publish enclosure information, i.e., Cornell University Library. There's a number of tutorials already published like Library of Congress, and there's a dimension algorithm for 4-flap enclosures -- why not link to them? -- New areas to expand the following sections:

  • Encapsulation more clear: heat weld, ultrasonic welding, Interleaving.
  • Flat paper: documents with attachments like wax seals
  • Books: Miniature books, spreadsheet and other resources for calculating and constructing boxes, 4-flap wrapper, more drop-spine variations, phase boxes with .060 lig-free (corrugated?) board
  • For more drop-spine variations: to accommodate furniture, extra parts (like manuscripts, notes, cassette tapes, discs,), fragments, removed parts of a previous binding, etc.
  • Books with attached oversized maps [detach? leave in and re-fold?]
  1. Would you like to see step-by-step instructions with photos? -- yes -- including drawings too
  2. If so, for which techniques or methods would they be most useful?
  3. Who has an interest in this topic and could be recruited to help improve it? -- Possibly collaborate with Photographic Materials Group; or with objects. For example, sometimes there's useful overlap. Like with things in libraries and archives like wax seals, and other non-book objects.

Additional Notes: Need to see instructions, procedures, and variations. It's a great resource when one is brainstorming a solution - seeing what others have done is helpful and idea-generating.