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Caring for Rare Books

On Wednesday, December 2, I traveled to the High Point Museum for a webinar given by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). The webinar, Caring for Rare Books, was given by Todd Pattison, a book conservator at NEDCC, and covered the general care of rare books. Todd began by defining a rare book. A book... more

Clamshell Box-making Workshop

Imagine winding your way through the Virginia countryside filled with 19th century homes, old barns and fall leaves lining the roads. It is beautiful, but why is my GPS taking me out here? I checked the address and it was correct. It does take a few minutes to get there, but the Cat Tail Run... more

Special Collections Folio Project

An Introduction for Craig’s Folio Review by Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Director of Special Collections & Archives When I first arrived at ZSR, the first thing which caught my attention was the mismatch of storage space with our SCA collections, in particular the rare book collection. This collection, numbering over 50,000 volumes, is currently stored in five... more

Book Repair Workshop @ Charlotte Public Library

On Friday, December 12th, I traveled to Charlotte – Mecklenburg Public Library to teach a book repair workshop sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. They came from Fayetteville, Gastonia, Charlotte, and Raleigh. The twelve attendees represented public, community college, university and school libraries. We also had library school students from UNC-G and UNC SILS.... more

2014 Archives-Records: Ensuring Access COSA-NAGARA-SAA Joint Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial I attended the joint SAA conference in Washington, DC last week. The weather was great and so was the conference. In the opening plenary, Miriam Nisbet and David Cuillier discussed the “State of Access.” Nisbet, Director of NARA’s Office of Government Information Services, has worked with the Freedom of Information... more

SNCA Conference in Raleigh

On April 8, I attended the Society of North Carolina Archivists Conference at the McKimmon Center of NC State. My first session was a panel discussion entitled: Publishing and Managing Digital Content without Content dm given by our own Chelcie Rowell, Molly Bragg, from Duke and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, of Davidson. Each of these three described... more

Society of North Carolina Archivists Exhibits Workshop

On Monday, April 7, I attended an exhibits workshop sponsored by the Society of North Carolina Archivists at the NC State Library in Raleigh. This workshop was led by three UNC-CH librarians: Linda Jacobson, Andrea Knowlton and Rachel Reynolds. Sculpture at NC State Capitol The day began with a group exercise where we took a... more

Spring Training at Duke

Winter is over. It’s time to shake out the kinks: hit a few balls, scoop up a few grounders, run the bases and try to throw the ball from left field to home plate. That kind of thing is what I did this week on a visit to Duke University’s Conservation Services Lab. Thanks to... more

Book Repair Workshop at Mt. Olive College

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, I taught a Basic Book Repair Workshop at the Moye Library of Mt. Olive College in Mt. Olive, NC. The workshop was sponsored by the NC Preservation Consortium (NCPC). Mt. Olive College is a small, church-sponsored college and they have some of the same collection interests as does ZSR Special... more

Tri-State Archives Conference – Greenville, SC

Greenville, South Carolina was a busy spot this week as the Tri-State Archivists Conference opened with archivists from North and South Carolina and Georgia. The conference opened with an exciting talk about the Digital Public Library of America by Emily Gore. Emily, who formerly worked at NC Echo is now one of five individuals working... more

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