Restore books

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICPCBF467, 'Restore books'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess physical condition of book to be rebound/restored

1.1 Physical construction and binding style of the book are identified

1.2 Areas of damage and weakness are identified and recorded

2. Identify and select treatment options

2.1 Paper and cover cleaning options are assessed

2.2 Paper and cover repair options are assessed

2.3 Ethical/rarity/value cost alternatives are evaluated

2.4 Treatment options are discussed with owner

3. Assemble materials for binding

3.1 Materials and equipment are assembled according to job specifications

3.2 Binding equipment is set up according to job specifications

4. Dissect/pull down book

4.1 Original page securing method and section structure are determined

4.2 Cover/endpapers, threads and stitches are removed with minimal damage to sections and text

4.3 Sheets and sections are cleaned with minimal damage

4.4 Dog-ears are straightened with old joints flattened

4.5 Book is pressed

5. Treat paper

5.1 Paper is cleaned using dry or wet methods as appropriate

5.2 Paper is de-acidified if necessary by most appropriate method

5.3 Paper is repaired and/or reinforced using appropriate methods

5.4 Paper is resized if required

5.5 New paper is tinted to resemble original if requested

5.6 Wire stitches or sewing threads are removed

5.7 Original adhesive is removed without damaging the book

6. Resew book

6.1 Appropriate sewing supports are selected and spaced according to job specifications

6.2 Consistent thread tension is maintained during sewing

6.3 Sections are aligned at the head

6.4 Swelling is monitored and controlled

6.5 Headbands are re-sewn if necessary

7. Forward book by hand

7.1 Old spine and sides and turn-ins are lifted and reattached if rebacking is necessary

7.2 Edges are knocked up into original alignment

7.3 Round and back spine are glued

7.4 Spine lining is attached

7.5 Appropriate corner repairs on coverboards are carried out

7.6 Boards are reattached

7.7 New covering material is tinted to resemble original if requested

7.8 Text blocks are covered or rebacked

7.9 Endpapers are pasted down or hinge realigned

7.10 Book is opened after pressing

8. Finish book by hand

8.1 Book is hand finished according to job specifications

8.2 Typeface size and type are appropriate

8.3 Design is in keeping with period of publication

8.4 An even embellishment is applied