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Purpose: Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.

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Follow up on PAIG meeting about Library Binding Survey

  • 1.  Follow up on PAIG meeting about Library Binding Survey

    Posted Mar 16, 2023 06:21 PM
    Last week during the informative PAIG online meeting about the Library Binding Survey results I mentioned a Canadian company that still supplied library buckram.  Since then a few people have asked for more information, so I thought I would just send a quick message here.  

    The company is called Columbia Finishing Mills in Ontario Canada.  They used to be connected with Holiston Mills here in the US who supplied our buckram.  They were a finish mill (thus their name), and they still sell buckram.  It is now processed by Holiston Mills and shipped to Canada.  I have been using it in our growing library binding operation for several months now and we really like it.  

    A couple of things to note.  First, Columbia Finishing Mills calls their buckram Ontario Buckram Vellum, or OBV.  But it is the buckram we know and love.  Second, some of their colors are a little bit different than the Holliston Mills colors.  See their specific website on OBV to learn more: https://columbiafinishingmills.com/product/cover-materials/cloth/buckram/.  

    For your information, Columbia Finishing Mills also sells a wide variety of other bookbinding cloths and supplies and they can cut their board and cloth to the specific sizes you need.  

    Visit their website at:  https://columbiafinishingmills.com/.

    I hope this information proves helpful. 

    Thanks! 

    Brian Baird
    BYU Print and Mail
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