Alice Carli is Conservator at Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music. As the author of Binding and Care of Printed Music (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2003; currently in revision), she is an acknowledged expert on the preservation and conservation of music materials. She is a sought-after teacher on the topic and has led workshops in a variety of venues, including at Eastman School of Music and at the Music Library Association annual meeting.
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Once the decision has been made to purchase a library score, several more decisions will need to be made over the course of its working life: how to bind it, whether and how to repair it if it is damaged, and how to replace it once that becomes necessary. Different libraries will make different decisions for individual volumes depending on mission and circumstances, but the decision making process can be largely automated. In this workshop, we will walk through decision points so that individual attendees can build decision trees that fit their particular library.