John Bertonaschi, Senior Rare Book Conservator, details his efforts in acquiring raw materials to rebind a medieval manuscript in hardwood
The COVID-19 Pandemic caused offices across the world to adapt to working from home, but how do you do that if you’re a librarian? The staff of the Processing and Preparation Section had to make changes to their technology and their processes to make the leap to telework.
This blog highlights some suggestions to keep in mind when moving collections off-site based on the presentation given by Cathy Martyniak, Chief of the Collections Management Division (CMD), during the 2022 Preservation Week.
Cindy Connelly Ryan, Preservation Science Specialist, recounts her trip to the 50th annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) this May, held in-person for the first time since 2019.
Liz Peirce, Objects Conservator, describes her experience conserving a rare example of the Great Seal of the Realm and the attached treaty between Great Britain and Cuba.
Continuing the When Every Piece Counts-The Fragment Project Series, this blog takes a step back and focus more on the nature of the fragments and where most of them are coming from.
For over a decade, scientists at the Library have been using sealed, low-oxygen anoxic display encasements for the concurrent exhibition and preservation of iconic objects. The Library currently maintains two of these exhibition encasements for displaying iconic maps by Abel Buell and Martin Waldseemüller.
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.