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Re: score repair



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Are they in signatures or single sheets?

Hello--

>I have a paperback bound collection of vocal scores that has fallen
>apart.  As it stands, it is completely unusable, patrons have checked it
>out and spread it apart in order to play from it, and the spine has just
>disintegrated.  The only repair option I have is to do a very basic
>case-binding (what we do for in-house bound periodicals), that involves
>drilling holes near the spine and sewing the pieces together before gluing
>into binder board.  If I do this repair, it will become unusable for the
>patrons wishing to play from it.  A librarian has suggested a spiral
>binding, but that is not acceptable in this library.  We could have it
>professionally bound, but I'm afraid their treatment would also be hard to
>play from.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how to repair this type of
>item so it remains usable?  My repair skills are rudimentary at best, so it
>does need to be fairly simple.
>
>Thank you for all your advice!!!
>Kim King
>Serials Specialist
>University of Puget Sound, Collins Library

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