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
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.