Community, outreach, education, and events Category

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Today we worked with the rare books. Two years ago Yen prepared a list of rare books for review. Both Linda and Yen checked different sources […]

    Assessing Rare Books

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Today we worked with the rare books. Two years ago Yen prepared a list of rare books for review. Both Linda and Yen checked different sources […]

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  • Monday, February 13, 2012 Linda Pikula and I met with Yen and Van to discuss preservation and possible digitization of select portions of their library collection at the Vietnamese Institute […]

    Visiting Vietnam Institute of Oceanography Library

    Monday, February 13, 2012 Linda Pikula and I met with Yen and Van to discuss preservation and possible digitization of select portions of their library collection at the Vietnamese Institute […]

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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2011 An important part of preparing for disasters is to practice and experiment before a disaster. An excellent drill is to get books wet in clean tap […]

    Preparing for Disasters

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011 An important part of preparing for disasters is to practice and experiment before a disaster. An excellent drill is to get books wet in clean tap […]

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  • Thursday, January 13, 2011 Binding a 10,000 page book is no small task! You can’t get your hands around all 10,000 pages at once so the book needs to be […]

    Big Book Explained

    Thursday, January 13, 2011 Binding a 10,000 page book is no small task! You can’t get your hands around all 10,000 pages at once so the book needs to be […]

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  • Thursday, August 19, 2010 A team from the University of Iowa and the State Historical Society of Iowa spent two days early this week assisting Colfax Historical Society members with […]

    Colfax flood

    Thursday, August 19, 2010 A team from the University of Iowa and the State Historical Society of Iowa spent two days early this week assisting Colfax Historical Society members with […]

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  • Tuesday, July 6, 2010 This afternoon we went to Bruges to visit the conservation school which is a part of SYNTRA West. The students and teacher provided many demonstrations. We […]

    Outing to a Conservation Lab and Archives

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 This afternoon we went to Bruges to visit the conservation school which is a part of SYNTRA West. The students and teacher provided many demonstrations. We […]

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  • Friday, April 16, 2010 This is the fourth class that we have taught for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. It’s a lot of fun introducing students to the joys (and […]

    OLLI Creating Post-Bound Digital Photo Album Class

    Friday, April 16, 2010 This is the fourth class that we have taught for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. It’s a lot of fun introducing students to the joys (and […]

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  • Monday, March 22, 2010 This afternoon, Brian Baird, Vice President for Library Services, Bridgeport National Bindery, presented an overview of print on demand operations from the factory floor including an […]

    Print-on-Demand Lecture

    Monday, March 22, 2010 This afternoon, Brian Baird, Vice President for Library Services, Bridgeport National Bindery, presented an overview of print on demand operations from the factory floor including an […]

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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 I have a cool tip that I thought I’d pass along. Last week we decided to take a poster to the American Library Association preservation section […]

    Maximizing Poster Space

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 I have a cool tip that I thought I’d pass along. Last week we decided to take a poster to the American Library Association preservation section […]

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  • Friday, December 18, 2009 A much awaited event finally arrived. We returned close to 1,500 sound recordings to David Muhlena, Library Director for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & […]

    Flood-Damaged Phonograph Records Sent Home

    Friday, December 18, 2009 A much awaited event finally arrived. We returned close to 1,500 sound recordings to David Muhlena, Library Director for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & […]

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