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thepinkfountainpen:

"Always handle records like this — without touching the playing surfaces."

And while we’re on the subject of proper media handling practice….

thepinkfountainpen:

"Always handle records like this — without touching the playing surfaces."

And while we’re on the subject of proper media handling practice….

(via broadcastarchive-umd)

Kudos to the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU for this imaginative and entertaining training video for library staff! 

Today in the lab, we’re treating some lovely illustrated amateur magazines from the Margaret Strickland Papers (Fales Library, MSS 077). This issue (vol.1, no.4) contains a little layered hand-drawn “stage play.” Sweet!

Today in the lab, we’re treating some lovely illustrated amateur magazines from the Margaret Strickland Papers (Fales Library, MSS 077). This issue (vol.1, no.4) contains a little layered hand-drawn “stage play.” Sweet!

Ogilby’s America underway… #todayinthelab #bookconservation #fales

Come and work at NYU! Seeking a Video and Audio Technology Specialist to work with our amazing Media Preservation Unit and Avery Fisher Center. Spread the word!

preservearchives:

Ever wonder what the Preservation Programs at St. Louis does?…Watch this!!!

This is a great video describing the many stages of a large-scale preservation project. Well done!

Today in the lab: Rehousing a Samuel Lawrence painting for long-term storage. This 1854 portrait (possibly Thackeray) is from the Fales Library & Special Collections.

mixed-media-archives:

“What a quintessential marriage of cool and style to write your name in giant separate living letters…” wrote Norman Mailer in his 1974 essay Faith of Graffiti. This quote appears in white type on a black wall filled with other quotes taken from various influential New Yorker such as Mayor Ed…

Great exhibit! The Martin Wong Papers in NYU’s Fales Library and Special Collections include lots of graffiti-related material if this wonderful show leaves you wanting more.

It’s your Friday Fill! (Yes, that’s a thing because we just said so.) Lou’s been putting the finishing touches on a Spanish Civil War poster that had been been in nearly ruinous shape, but will soon be glorious! #todayinthelab #fridayfill #paperconservation