Wikipedia has an entry for Anthropodermic Bibliopegy, or the practice of binding books in human skin. A group of scholars and scientists have been working to test these books to see if they really are bound in human skin or not.
blog post by Jessica Tai, Archival Processing Scholar, CFPRT
In late October, a real treasure from UCLA Library Special Collections arrived in the lab for treatment. It was a gem of a sketchbook, created by a Union Soldier from Illinois named Frederick E. Ransom. Mr.
Graphic Novels are an art form. How does UCLA Library Conservation Center keep them beautiful and still allow people to check them out?
Webinar Feb 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST.
ICPSR has established an open-access archive, DataLumos, where the public can archive valuable government data resources, ensuring their long-term availability.
ICPSR, a center within the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, has joined widespread efforts to preserve valuable US government data that may be hard to find or inaccessible in the future.
The essential first step that every conservator takes when beginning a project is documentation. This essential step is where we record every piece of information that can be gleaned about its creation, history, and current physical state. As conservators it is essential that we understand everything that went into making the object and how its use as a physical object has caused damage before we move forward with treating it.
UCLA Library Preservation, with support from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, is digitizing the audiovisual materials and photographs in the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company records. In 1925, when William J. Nickerson, Jr., George A. Beavers, Jr., and Norman O.
blog post by Genie Guerard
In January 2010, the Governor of California signed a legislative bill that established Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution on January 30 in perpetuity. This is the first state-wide day in U.S. history named after an Asian American.
Registration opens on Turesday, February 7, 2017 for the ICPSR Summer Program. Hands-on training in statistical techniques and research methodologies used in the Social, Behavioral, and Medical Sciences.
For information: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/