Esther Glass sent me this link directly which explains how to use the tape
dispenser platform properly:
I tried it and it's definitely easier to get a clean cut and also have the
tape not be too long, just a hair under. I find it scratchy on the hands
for reading when it sticks out even a little.
It looks like there is such thing as acid-free shelf liner, so maybe that
would be cheaper than book laminate for things that aren't archival.
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On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 10:37 AM Janet Leston Clifford <
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> We cover our paperbacks in several ways.
> We have a volunteer who uses DUCK easyLiner which is very forgiving for
> re-positioning needs.
> I also have one of those tape dispenser units with the spring loaded
> platform. I use it all the time and I am able to get a clean edge on the
> end near the cutter but sometimes "overshoot" the bottom edge just because
> the tape rolls are not so easy to pull out evenly and slowly. A nice sharp
> pair of small scissors does the job for getting any overage off after
> cutting the top and folding the tape over the edge of the paperback cover.
> I'd be happy to take some still photos or make a short video of how I use
> the device to send to individuals who request.
> Lewiston has an Italian device for covering their paperbacks...it seems to
> provide a nice result.
> *Janet Leston Clifford*
> *Minerva Cataloging Committee memberSouthwest Harbor Public Library338 Main
> StreetPO Box 157Southwest Harbor, ME 04679207-244-7065 voice207-244-3616
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM Andrea DeBiase <
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> > We are going to start covering our paperbacks. Can someone please tell
> > me what the device is called to help with this process? I don't see it
> > on the Demco site.
> > Thank you!
> > Andrea
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