Tag: librarian

Some scenes from the move of our archives and special collections…

Some scenes from the move of our archives and special collections…

Some scenes from the move of our archives and special collections: empty shelves contrasted with full book trays on their way to offsite storage. My library will be undergoing a massive renovation early this coming year, and I am the one managing the logistics involved […]

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Sooooooomebody went a little crazy with the Demco hinge tape (link is definitely not an endorsement, but for educational reasons only)!! I counted SEVEN pages with the tape on it, not to mention the green tape on the cover. This book is now brittle and breaking […]

Rare Photos Are Mutilated By Library (in 1995)

Rare Photos Are Mutilated By Library (in 1995)

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Welcome to the 18th century, where the ex libris are made up and the straightness of your tooling doesn’t matter.

Snarky marginalia in pencil

Marginalia from UCL’s copy of ‘The Return of Martin Guerre’: “If you are going to add banal comments do so in pencil” pic.twitter.com/Vt7h8ESSOC — Brooke S. Palmieri (@bspalmieri) June 10, 2014

Post ID: 8987

conservationink:

4 flap folder: note the cute (and useful) corner fold-overs. #paperconservation

In case you’re interested, here’s the instructions (in PDF) from Syracuse University Libraries for making these type of “tuxedo” or “phase” boxes. This is a very efficient way of making preservation enclosures, the only trade-off is one set of folds is against the grain, rather than with the grain, but in my experience it doesn’t seem to affect the quality of the construction very much at all.

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Found on an old catalog from the UK. But seriously, stop using “conservationist” when you mean conservator. Or is this a regional difference?

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The 90’s were a super rad time. You could have your own bar code scanner glove, and surf the new catalog on the information superhighway.

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Useful books, for weakly puppies and dainty feeders.

(Ads in the back of a 19th century book.)

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From “Leather for Libraries”, 1905. Read it online!