Wednesday, May 6, 2009
We are making steady progress on the books damaged in the Art Library sprinkler incident. We have been very fortunate in that most books show no to minimal damage. If you look closely at the first couple photos, you can see that there is water staining along the edges. This is fairly typical of the type of damage the books received. The staining can not be removed and will remain as a reminder of sprinkler incident.
This particular book has a soft cover and needs extra protection before going back on the shelf. Linda Lundy made a portfolio box or a four flap enclosure attached to book covers. This is entirely produced in house, using our equipment and purchased archival materials. The box will give the book added protection for handling, shelving, and other hazards.