Inside ZSR

Preservation Students: Training and Experiences in the Lab

I thought it would be good to have my students write about their training experiences in Preservation. Each student receives a variety of training experiences in Preservation, and each one brings a unique set of skills as well. I have asked each of my Student Assistants to write about their training. These students do great... more

Thomas @ LITA Forum 2018. Oh, It Was Plenty Warm Inside.

Minneapolis in November. There is a quiet monochromatic loveliness to a prairie city under one of the season’s first snowfalls. Photo taken from indoors because it was 14 freakin’ degrees. This is a difficult report to write in several ways. First, this may have been the last LITA Forum, or at least the last one... more

DLF Forum 2018 in Las Vegas

From October 15-17, the Digital Library Federation held its annual forum: DLF Forum 2018. This was my second time attending the event, which is regarded as the premier meeting place for digital library, archives, and museum practitioners. Although advertised as being held in Las Vegas, this year’s forum actually took place at the M Resort... more

Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence- Minneapolis

Each year, the Guild of Book Workers has a conference called Standards of Excellence in a different host city. The conference is referred to simply as “Standards” and was held in Minneapolis this year amid cool fall weather. One of the distinctive features of Standards is there are four speakers over two days who demonstrate... more

Kathy S. at GICIL and EntreLib 2018

In the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to attend two conferences – one in Savannah and one a little closer to home. Over September 27-29, I attended the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, which was held at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. I was originally supposed to attend this conference last year,... more

Hu at EntreLib 2018

On Friday, Oct 12th, I had the good fortune to attend and present at “The 2018 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians” at Wake Downtown! In spite of the widespread power outages from Hurricane Michael, most of the presenters and attendees made it to this awesome conference! The keynote speaker, Patrick Sweeney, Political Director for EveryLibrary (@everylibrary) spoke... more

Heather at iPRES2018

Rainy, chilly Boston hosted the 15th iPRES conference this year at Harvard Medical School’s Benton Convention Center. Over 400 digital archives and preservation professionals and researchers attended the gathering, setting a record. Although I have kept iPRES conference proceedings and papers on my radar every year, this was my first in-person attendance since it landed... more

Sarah at ACS National Meeting in Boston

On August 20th, I traveled to Boston and navigated the Boston public transportation system to co-present with Kiyomi Deards, Science Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on “Pre-and Post-Group Research Selection: Evolving Roles of Chemistry Librarians” at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Information’s Chemistry Librarians of the Future Symposium. It was humbling... more

Ashelee at SAA

Ok, so just one more SAA recap. This one from the first-timer! I attended NCLA last fall and thought that would have been preparation enough for the joint COSA, NAGARA, SAA conference. Alas, it was not! So many faces; so many sessions! Who do I talk to? What do I say? Where do I go?... more

Book Repair Workshop at East Carolina University

I traveled to Greenville on September 20th for a workshop the following day. As I traveled, I could see lots of flooded land and businesses. The flooding from Hurricane Florence made a huge impact in this area and affected this area strongly. Some workshop participants were unable to attend because of the impact of Florence... more