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Book Repair Basics For Libraries : Webinar, Peter Verheyen, Marianne Hanley Dec 2015

Book Repair Basics For Libraries : Webinar, Peter Verheyen, Marianne Hanley

Marianne Swanberry Hanley

This presentation familiarizes viewers with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff. It shows basic descriptions of techniques using images, and video. This presentation should not be construed as a how-to, hands-on workshop. Likewise, it is not aimed at the treatment of special collections items. Selected resources for training, both hands-on and online are provided at the end. This webinar was presented to ALA/Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Online. Sep. 14, 2011. Download below or view online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWWnIHoRig.


The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo Aug 2015

The Humanities: The Challenge Of Preserving History In The Digital Age, Irwin Gratz, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Grillo

Desiree Butterfield-Nagy

Irwin Gratz of Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Morning Edition talks with University of Maine professor Michael Grillo and UMaine archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy about their recent articles in a special edition of Maine Policy Review focused on the importance of the humanities and the future of archives in a digital age.


Acting Archivist, Travis Williams Aug 2015

Acting Archivist, Travis Williams

Travis H. Williams

No abstract provided.


The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner Dec 2014

The Great Divide Of 1890, Meg Miner

Meg Miner

Learning more about an election dispute that drove an IWU class apart showed the importance of documenting our own lives.


“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

“Collecting In The Digital Age”: An Overview, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd Nov 2013

Understanding Microphones, Charles Hardy, Douglas Boyd

Charles Hardy

No abstract provided.


Archival 101: Dealing With Suppliers Of Archival Product, Peter D. Verheyen Apr 2013

Archival 101: Dealing With Suppliers Of Archival Product, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products

* Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself?

* Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about what the differences between the various vendors are?

* Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products?

Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product terminology and market for the layperson and non-preservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offers buying tips ...


Better Know A Viewshare: Exploring Texas Funeral Records, Jennifer Brancato Apr 2012

Better Know A Viewshare: Exploring Texas Funeral Records, Jennifer Brancato

Jennifer Brancato

No abstract provided.


Primary Sources At A Distance: Researching Indian Colonial Law, Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Primary Sources At A Distance: Researching Indian Colonial Law, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

No abstract provided.


Legal Databases: A Comparative Analysis, Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Legal Databases: A Comparative Analysis, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

A comparative report commissioned by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) on the world of electronic databases for legal history research.


Review Of "Heinonline", Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Review Of "Heinonline", Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

A detailed review of the HeinOnline electronic database commissioned by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


Review Of "Llmc-Digital", Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Review Of "Llmc-Digital", Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

A detailed review of the LLMC-Digital electronic database commissioned by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)


Unique At Penn, Arthur Fraas Dec 2011

Unique At Penn, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

Blog highlighting unique items from the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.


Local History From 8000 Miles Away: Early Colac Court Records In The United States, Arthur Fraas Dec 2010

Local History From 8000 Miles Away: Early Colac Court Records In The United States, Arthur Fraas

Arthur Mitchell Fraas

This article examines a volume of Colac court records from the mid-nineteenth century now held in the United States. It details the contents of the volume with an eye towards the nature of local justice in early Victoria and the ways in which legal records can provide a window into the past. In addition, the article calls attention to the increasingly global nature of local history studies. In sharing the story of this trans-oceanic ‘discovery’ and its subsequent digitisation, it provides a possible model for future directions in archival research.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole Dec 2009

The Mass. Memories Road Show: A State-Wide Scanning Project, Joanne M. Riley, Heather Cole

Joanne M. Riley

Running a state-wide digital history project on a shoestring budget and staffed primarily by volunteers is not only possible, but brings immeasurable rewards for the contributors, volunteers, organizers and staff while gathering priceless documentation of their communal heritage. The Mass. Memories Road Show (http://www.MassMemories.net) is a public scanning project based at the University of Massachusetts Boston which partners with local communities to digitize family photographs and stories at public events with the goal of creating a digital portrait of all the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. This article describes how the project works to ensure ...


A Massachusetts Mystery: The 1801 Tragedy Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman Dec 2008

A Massachusetts Mystery: The 1801 Tragedy Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

No abstract provided.


The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley Mar 2008

The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley

Joanne M. Riley

Four years ago, the Mass. Studies Project at UMass Boston launched a cultural heritage project that we dubbed the “Mass. Memories Road Show,” a real-world mashup of PBS’s Antiques Road Show (people bring their personal stuff to a local event for professional perusal) and the Library of Congress’ American Memory Project (digitize historic stuff and share it with the world). Our ambitious goal was – and still is! – to visit each of the 351 communities in Massachusetts, inviting residents to bring in photographs that reflect themselves and their families in that community. At the public “Road Show” events, we digitize ...


History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan Apr 2006

History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan

Michele Christian

Iowa State University is a very special place, full of history. But what truly makes it unique is a rare combination of campus beauty, the opportunity to be a part of the land-grant experiment, and to create a progressive and inventive spirit that we call the Cyclone experience. Appreciate what we have here, for it is indeed, one of a kind.


Connecting Collections: The Letters Of John Bennett Shaw & Mary Cameron, Christy Allen Dec 2002

Connecting Collections: The Letters Of John Bennett Shaw & Mary Cameron, Christy Allen

Christy Allen

No abstract provided.


The Battle For Shared Governance: The Birth Of The Northern Michigan University Chapter Of The American Association Of University Professors, 1967-1976, Marcus Robyns Dec 2001

The Battle For Shared Governance: The Birth Of The Northern Michigan University Chapter Of The American Association Of University Professors, 1967-1976, Marcus Robyns

Marcus C. Robyns CA

This article reviews the history of the formation of the NMU-AAUP and argues that collective bargaining brought real and effective shared governance to Northern Michigan University.


The Archivist As Educator, Marcus Robyns Dec 2000

The Archivist As Educator, Marcus Robyns

Marcus C. Robyns CA

No abstract provided.


A Changing Bridge For Changing Times: The History Of The West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman May 2000

A Changing Bridge For Changing Times: The History Of The West Boston Bridge, 1793-1907, Dale H. Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

Master of Arts Thesis, June 2000: This thesis examines the construction in 1793 of the West Boston Bridge, the first bridge to span the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, and its successors at the same location in 1854 and then 1907 (the Longfellow Bridge). It is a study of the impact of these bridges on the commercial development and urban settlement patterns of both Cambridge and Boston, and it sets the construction of each bridge in the historical context of the period in which each was built. The thesis utilizes a variety of primary sources drawn from the Cambridge ...


"Melancholy Catastrophe!" The Story Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman Dec 1997

"Melancholy Catastrophe!" The Story Of Jason Fairbanks And Elizabeth Fales, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

The twisting and turning story of a brutal murder in Dedham, MA in September of 1801.


The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication, Dale Freeman Dec 1996

The Crispus Attucks Monument Dedication, Dale Freeman

Dale H. Freeman

The story of the Crispus Attucks Monument on the Boston Common, dedicated in November, 1888.