conservation binding

What is conservation binding?

conservation binding meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Binding or rebinding intended to stablilize and ensure the long-term survival of a manuscript or book while maintaining the integrity of its original form, as opposed to binding or rebinding for appearance or durability regardless of the consequences for conservation. Ideally, no adhesives are used in contact with the book block, and the materials selected are as stable as possible. Click here to see examples of modern conservation binding, courtesy of the Princeton University Library.


reference: ABC-CLIO