The following photos are examples of the different type of repair and preservation works used in the WVU & OPSU Libraries.
Clamshell enclosure made for a will from the 1800’s
Encapsulation & cover for the will
The complete enclosure with will
The final Clamshell enclosure
Clamshell enclosure for a small monograph
Many smaller books are being lost in the archives. This is one way to keep them in line with the other books.
Clamshell enclosure & paper saving lift for fragile items
Clamshell enclosure for Government Document loose leaf pamphlets
In some cases it is easier and cheaper to rebind a book than to re order the book. This example is in three pieces.
The wax paper is placed between the separate pieces to keep the whole page from being a glued mess
Ready to be placed back into the stacks.