Archive | September, 2012

Why do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections

Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian at Yale University Library, hosted a lively discussion focused on odors in collections. Lead by Kennedy, members of the Online Community explored the chemical properties of certain scents, gained a better understanding of what odors may signal deterioration, and discussed the safest methods to rid collections of odors.   […]

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A number of collecting institutions have used Adopt-an-Object campaigns to raise funds for artifact conservation. Adoption programs offer a unique opportunity for visitors to meaningfully contribute to conservation efforts and to gain a sense of ownership of their favorite objects and institutions. In this live chat event we discussed existing Adopt-an-Object models and explored the […]

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