Tag: library preservation

Post ID: 9241

Whoa. What a difference! Same publisher/printer/year/everything. Same library binding. Same library building, even. Very, very different results. The copy on the bottom is very, very brittle and brown. The copy on the top has paper that is still nicely flexible and white.  It’s possible the […]

Post ID: 9244

Books vs. American Cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana) by the University of Florida Smathers Library Preservation Department and University of Florida Entomology & Nematology Department. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Post ID: 9246

“Library Restores and Digitizes Oldest Known Map of Evanston" 

Explore the digital version of the map.

Post ID: 9252

erikkwakkel: artdetails: Series by Erik Kwakkel: The Beauty of the Injured Book, from medieval manuscripts in the Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek collection: Bad Back: 15th century Sliced: c. 1100 Scar Tissue: c. 1000 Touched by a Human: 12th century Mouldy skin: 11th century Series of damaged books […]

University of Iowa’s Conservation Lab celebrates 30 years of saving books – TheGazette

University of Iowa’s Conservation Lab celebrates 30 years of saving books – TheGazette

There and back again

There and back again

Post ID: 9363

huntingtonlibrary: Everyone!! We just installed iPads featuring a new set of five short videos that take you into our library and introduce you to some of the people and processes that make this place tick. Read more—and watch all the videos!—over on Verso. captions:Screen grabs […]

Free Preservation Webinars Archived on YouTube

Free Preservation Webinars Archived on YouTube All of the ALCTS preservation webinars can be viewed on YouTube. That’s just gobs and gobs of nourishing information about preservation, available for FREE. No registration required, only your eyeballs and some time.

Zombie Attacks: Is Book Conservation Doomed?

Zombie Attacks: Is Book Conservation Doomed?

Post ID: 9443

This 2008 lecture begins with “European hand bookbinding practice does not form the best foundation on which to build or even graft the principles of book conservation.” Christopher Clarkson, 1978. Even in our screen-driven age, the book still carries monetary, artistic and symbolic value, in […]