The following is a guest blog post by Darshai Hollie, 2021 HBCU Library Alliance intern with the Preservation Directorate’s Conservation Division at the Library of Congress. She is a rising senior at Spelman College, pursuing a major in History and a minor in Cultural Studies.
This is a joint post by Aaron Chaletzky and Sarah Lundy. This past May, the Preservation Services Division (PSD) took on a new Preservation Intern: Sarah Lundy. Sarah is currently enrolled the Masters of Science in Information program (MSI) in the School of Information (UMSI) at the University of Michigan (UMich). She comes to PSD […]
This is a guest post from Christopher Spehr, inventory management technician of the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section at the Collections Management Division. We are in an era of unmatched popularity for the bicycle. More and more people are riding bikes for transportation and for recreation every day. Washington D.C. has become a […]
This is a guest post by Basia Nosek. Basia is the 2020-2021 Advanced Intern in Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress. Basia holds an M.A. and C.A.S. in Conservation with a specialization in works on paper from the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State College. As an […]
This is a guest post by Andrew Davis, a chemist in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, who is active in PRTD’s outreach efforts. Andrew works to understand polymeric materials in the Library’s collection, such as paper, adhesives, and audiovisual materials, and he also researches the effects of light and the environment on collections objects. […]
This is a guest post written by Dr. Eric Monroe, Head of the Scientific Laboratory Section of the Preservation Research and Testing Division. One of his research interests involves examining the impact and consequences of volatile compounds and odors in the Library. The presence of odors throughout the Library of Congress is hardly a […]
This is a guest post written by Jennifer Phiffer. Jennifer is a Conservation Technician in the General Collections Conservation Section. Her primary duties are the housing and repair of collection materials. Earlier this year I was very excited to receive a new acquisition from the European Division, a movie poster that needed a custom oversized […]
Library of Congress preservation staff will be attending the virtual annual conference this year, June 23-29, and we are bringing preservation resources. Here is how you can find us.
“So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans” is a collection of stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. It was edited by Nicolas Laughlin with Nailah Folami Imoja with an introduction by Marlon James, winner of the Man Booker Prize. It was published in 2018 by Peekash […]
As the Library prepares to open another module inside its Collections Storage Facility in Maryland, I can’t help but reflect on how we got here, almost 20 years after the very first book was placed on a shelf of the first of many storage modules to come. The initial question that comes to mind is […]