Paperback Workshop--Spring, 2014
In April 2014, staff from eight area cultural organizations including libraries and archives attended a one-day paperback repair workshop in the University at Albany Preservation Department .
Peeps in Preservation
On April 14th, 2014, we were startled to discover that peeps had invaded the Preservation Lab.
Special Boxes for Special Collections
Meredith Butler, Dean & Director of Libraries Emerita, has been serving as a volunteer in the Library's Preservation Lab since her retirement in 2005. She specializes in the complex construction of drop spine boxes for the rare vellum-bound books in the Elsevier Collection, housed in the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. The following exhibit illustrates just a few steps the boxmaking process.
Albany High School Blueprints
In July, 2013, University Libraries asked its Preservation Department to assess and flatten eighteen tightly-rolled original blueprints of Albany High School to assist architects in the University's renovation of the recently-acquired building. The following exhibit shows some of the steps taken by Preservation Department staff to prepare these blueprints.