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#1. What are the objectives of library binding ?

#2. Which type of binding is of great value for university libraries and research libraries?

A home bindery is perhaps of great value in university libraries and some research libraries where the constant demand for the materials make it advisable to keep them on the premises.

Home bindery = having a binder in the library itself

#3. Regarding to binding process, which is true?

#4. How many processes are there in Forwarding and Finishing of a book binding?

Forwarding and Finishing include the following eight processes:


3.Attaching covers
7.Hollow Backs

#5. What is collation?

#6. What is whipstiching ?

Oversewing (also called `overcastting or whipstiching’) was developed in the eighteenth century to hold
heavy plate books together firmly. It is a method for making a series of sections, then sewing all along them. Oversewing machines are the mainstays of modern library binders.

#7. What is Gilding?

#8. What is the process of fixing the letters of titles, call numbers, etc. On the leather or cloth binding with special lettering tools called?

#9. Which kind of binding is needed for books which are very expensive and rare?

Usually reference books such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc., are given full-leather binding

#10. Half-leather binding is suitable for..

#11. What kind of binding is given to standard books and textbooks which are very heavily used?

#12. Books which are slightly cheaper are given which kind of binding?

#13. The need to find a less expensive process for binding paperbacks led to the development of which type of binding?

`perfect binding’ – Considered as the most imperfect.

This substitutes an adhesive for sewing.

not suitable for large or heavy volumes or coated papers.

excellent for cheap and porous papers, for publications with narrow inner margins and where it is
desired for a books to open flat without undue strain on the spine.


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