Curious about the process of book conservation treatment? Be sure to visit UCLA Library Special Collections this week for a flash exhibit featuring a recently completed book treatment! The exhibit includes the book, its new protective box, samples of materials used in the treatment, as well as photos and descriptions of various treatment steps.
You might have heard them playing their post-Valentine’s concert on February 18. Perhaps they provided the perfect cadence to study to during midterm season. Or maybe you’re just looking for an early music group on campus.
We scoured the moon of Endor, navigated Bowser’s castle, and cleared all of Aincrad’s 100 floors to bring you this exclusive interview with Daniel Slatkin, Assistant Resident Director of Sproul Hall and player one in all things Geek Week!
In conservation we often work on objects that take our breath away. Many times its because they are amazing, sometimes its because they give off noxious fumes. My work on the Carrie F. Young Diploma from 1884 was both.
We reached out to Doug Johnson, a Library Special Collections Processing Archivist and the curator of the American Concentration Camps exhibit, to discuss the process of creating the exhibit and its significance.
Early last year, I began working on digitization prep for what we at the Preservation Department refer to as the Hebraica Collection. Since I examine every book and look through many of them page by page, I’ve gotten to know the collection well and seen some interesting things. Surprises found inside the books have included two tiny keys, a long dead cockroach and lots of doodles and scribbles. Below are some examples of my favorite marginalia. The first image is of a book from 1766.
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