This blog takes you back in history to explore interesting design changes made in the Jefferson Building stacks that influenced the stack naming convention. In addition, it shows some current practical solutions to help staff navigate the Jefferson stacks.
Every year the Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress participates in American Library Association’s Preservation Week. This annual celebration highlights preservation efforts in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and collecting institutions in communities all across the country. Fenella France, Chief of the Library’s Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), started out Preservation Week with a heritage scientific introduction to the world of fragments.
This post, A Remarkable Collection of Books: The Yudin Collection at the Library of Congress, details a successful project partnership between the Rare Books and Special Collections Division and the Conservation Division here at the Library.
Preservation Week starts April 24th and it’s one of our favorite times of the year! The trees are blooming and it’s time for the Preservation Directorate to fling open our (virtual) doors and welcome you inside. Learn about our line-up of webinars that will be presented next week.
This is a guest post by Hadley Johnson, a Library Technician with the Preservation Research and Testing Division. She writes about some of the projects she worked on remotely, while starting as a new employee during COVID lockdown.
Read about the controversial book Finding Freedom: How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart by Jarvis Jay Masters, published in 1997 in limited release, and learn about the program through which the Library acquired his book, re-released in 2020. Masters was arrested in 1981 for armed robbery and sent to San Quentin State Prison, where he remains today, sentenced to death for a different crime he says he did not commit.