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The Book and Paper Group Wiki is a publication of the Book and Paper Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation. The BPG Wiki is a forum for members and conservation practitioners to learn about topics in book and paper conservation and share their expertise and emerging trends in the field with colleagues. It is intended to be a comprehensive record of treatment-related topics, arranged systematically with descriptive details. Like all wikis, the site's contents are collaborative and dynamic works-in-progress. You can:

  • Search the entire AIC Wiki by using the "search" box at the top of each page.
  • Browse the Book and Paper Group Wiki by using the Navigation Portal at the bottom of any BPG Wiki page.
  • Get Involved by contacting the BPG Wiki Coordinators at BookandPaperGroup.Wiki@gmail.com.


The BPG Wiki grew out of two earlier BPG publication projects - the Paper Conservation Catalog (PCC) and the Book Conservation Catalog (BCC). A full history of the PCC, the BCC, and the BPG Wiki can be found on the History of the BPG Wiki page.

Scope of the BPG Wiki[edit | edit source]

The BPG Wiki contains information on the examination, documentation, conservation treatment, housing, storage, and exhibition of materials treated by book and paper conservators, including parchment, papyrus, scrolls, and other materials that might not fall within strict definitions of "books" and "paper". History, manufacture, and degradation mechanisms of book and paper materials are also discussed. Our pages address concerns related to both museum and library settings. We strive to include content about materials originating from a wide variety of cultural and geographical contexts, although we acknowledge that many of our pages emphasize materials from European and/or English-speaking contexts.

Using the BPG Wiki[edit | edit source]

Scroll to the bottom of any BPG Wiki page to view our Navigation Portal, which contains links to every BPG Wiki page arranged by topic. BPG Wiki pages are also inter-linked within the pages themselves. While our portal makes a distinction between "Paper Conservation Topics" and "Book Conservation Topics", we expect that conservators from either specialty will find useful information in both sections.

At the top of each page, compiler(s) and contributors are listed. The compiler is the current point person for a page, or for more complete pages that are not actively being edited, it may be the person who was previously responsible for coordinating work on the page. Contributors include anyone who has ever edited the page or submitted content, which could be a single photograph, several paragraphs, or a bibliography. To view the edit history and previous versions of any page, click the "History" link near the top. To view or contribute to a discussion of the content of any page, click the "Discussion" link near the top. When citing BPG Wiki pages for publication, please follow our instructions for Citing the BPG Wiki.

Translations[edit | edit source]

Several BPG Wiki pages have been translated for our users' convenience and are available in PDF format, linked at the top of the original (English) page. Translations of select pages are currently available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, with more languages to come. If you would like to volunteer on a translation project, please contact the BPG Wiki Coordinators at BookandPaperGroup.Wiki@gmail.com.

Contributing to the BPG Wiki[edit | edit source]

The BPG Wiki depends on volunteers, and contributions are welcome. Working to create or improve a section of the wiki will enable you to become intimately familiar with the research that has been done on that topic to date. Collaboration with colleagues will help you to expand your network. You might learn some new skills. You can add your name to the list of compilers and add another citation to your resume.

If you would like to be involved in the BPG Wiki, contact the BPG Wiki Coordinators at BookandPaperGroup.Wiki@gmail.com. The Contributors Toolbox and Help Wanted pages contain resources and information for contributors.

BPG Wiki Team[edit | edit source]


The BPG Wiki is overseen by two volunteer Wiki Coordinators who report to the BPG Publications Committee chair. One coordinator oversees paper conservation topics and the other oversees book conservation topics. Wiki coordinators are responsible for overseeing revisions, raising awareness of the wiki, keeping BPG members informed of its progress, recruiting contributors, organizing editing events, assisting anyone that comes forward with research and expertise they want to share, and integrating the BPG Wiki with other BPG PubComm efforts. Like all BPG volunteer positions, the Wiki Coordinators serve on rotating, renewable three-year terms.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion[edit | edit source]

The BPG Wiki supports diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of conservation and cultural heritage. We see a lack of diversity in several areas of the BPG Wiki, including leadership, contributors, and content. We are committed to increasing diversity of the wiki’s content while working to eliminate existing barriers to wiki contribution, so that all of our colleagues, in all stages of their careers in conservation and allied professions, can participate.

Copyright 2022. The Book and Paper Group Wiki is a publication of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation. It is published as a convenience for the members of the Book and Paper Group. Publication does not endorse nor recommend any treatments, methods, or techniques described herein. Information on researching with the wiki and citing the BPG Wiki can be found on the Reference and Bibliography Protocols page. The BPG Wiki coordinators can be reached at bookandpapergroup.wiki@gmail.com.

Cite this page:

User:Msmith/BPG Landing Page Draft. 2022. Book and Paper Group Wiki. American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Accessed July 4, 2022. https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/User:Msmith/BPG_Landing_Page_Draft

Book and Paper Group Wiki
Wiki Editor Resources

Contributors' Toolbox · Reference and Bibliography Protocols · Accessing Conservation Literature (AIC) · Help Wanted · Template for New Page

Materials and Tips

Annual Meeting Tips Sessions · Materials, Equipment, and Tools · Adhesives · Adhesive Recipes and Tips · Leather Research · Conservation Supply Sources (AIC) · Gels, Thickeners, and Viscosity Modifiers (ECPN)

Examination, Documentation, and Analysis

Glossary of Terms · Visual Examination · Written Documentation · Documentation of Books · Watermarks · Fiber Identification · Spot Tests · Analytical Techniques (PSG) · Non-destructive Testing and Instrumental Analysis (PMG) · Oddy Tests (R&A) · Microchemical Testing (R&A)

Preservation

Selection for Preservation · Exhibition, Supports, and Transport · Choosing Materials for Storage, Exhibition & Transport (AIC) · Imaging and Digitization · Housings · Matting and Framing · Encapsulation · Collection Care (AIC) · Integrated Pest Management (AIC) · Environmental Guidelines (AIC) · Environmental Monitoring (AIC) · Agents of Deterioration (AIC) · Light (AIC) · Pollutants (AIC)

Disaster Recovery

Emergency Preparedness & Response (AIC) · Stabilizing Wet Paper (AIC) · Stabilizing Wet Books (AIC) · Stabilizing Wet Skin and Leather (AIC) · Mold

Conservation History and Ethics

AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice · Culturally Sensitive Treatment · Conservation Ethics (AIC) · Sustainable Practices (AIC) · History of Conservation and Conservators (AIC) · History of the BPG Wiki

Book Conservation Topics
Structural Elements of the Book

Endpapers · Endbands · Sewing and Leaf Attachment · Book Boards · Board Attachment · Book Decoration · Fastenings and Furniture

Treatment Techniques

Washing of Books · Alkalinization of Books · Leaf Attachment and Sewing Repair · Board Reattachment · Use of Leather in Book Conservation

Covering Materials

Animal Skin and Leather · Cloth Bookbinding · Paper Bookbinding · Parchment Bookbinding

Bookbinding Traditions

Bookbinding Traditions by Region or Culture · East Asian Book Formats · Ethiopian Bindings · Greek-Style Bindings · Western African Books and Manuscripts

Specialized Formats

Scrapbooks · Atlases, Foldouts, and Guarded Structures

Circulating Collections

Circulating Collections · Case Binding