While watching tonight’s episode of Jeopardy, I was super disappointed to discover that this category was really about book titles.
Sometimes being a book conservator means you have to do a little dental work on Dracula’s fangs. This is a pop-up book that’s going into an upcoming exhibit in our library – unfortunately, one side of Dracula’s teeth had become detached and pushed back into […]
This was a book that was damaged by a dog, and “fixed” with packing tape by a patron.
And this is also why the staff at the library will often stress that patrons should not attempt their own repairs of library books. The “repair” often does more damage than helps, and won’t actually save you from being fined for a repair or replacement fee. This was so heavily damaged that we ended up withdrawing it, and probably just bought a new copy. But now it has a second life in my office as a great example of “what not to do”!
Now THIS is a DIY book-reuse project I can support.
1) It uses new, but unsaleable books that were probably going to be pulped anyway.
2) It does not involve double-sided tape.
3) It does not advocate the destruction of 19th century publisher’s bindings.
uwmspeccoll: uwmarchives: While working through some images from our James Blair Murdoch Photographs, we noticed a familiar volume. The 1936 photographs at the top show a woman at Milwaukee-Downer College cleaning a volume of 14th-17th century Italian choir music. This same volume is now housed […]