The “Gruppo di lavoro per
la conservazione dei beni librari” (Working group for the
preservation of library books) of the University of Padova’s
Library System conducts its activities to spread awareness on the
value of preservation of documents in libraries, but also to train
and support the SBA personnel about these issues.
this purpose, we created ilRilegalibro, devoted to the education
of the most frequent damages incurred by books bindings and the
possible solutions. The
intention is to provide librarians information on the proper
preservation of the libraries’ patrimony. With this aim we
created on-line a complete and easy to access support information
useful also to those operating in libraries not necessarily
responsible for the preservation.
Following some simple rules (often
of simply perception, but not really defined in a specific way)
could be very useful for a proper preservation of the books and to
ensure a long time use for users.
This project was made possible thanks
to Stefano Varotto for graphic, Andrea
Graziani and Adriano Zattarin for digital imagines, Natalia Allega
and Aurora Smania for the first translation into english, Felice Curcelli and Jill Perron for
supervision to the english version of this
site. A heartfelt thanks to all the colleagues and their collaboration with