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  • Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Our publicity has been paying off! Marilyn Maynard, a local Iowa Citian, read about our recovery efforts in the Press Citizen and thought she might be […]

    Volunteer Begins Working File Project

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Our publicity has been paying off! Marilyn Maynard, a local Iowa Citian, read about our recovery efforts in the Press Citizen and thought she might be […]

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  • Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Walter Cybulski, Preservation Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, and I led a two-day e-forum lsitserv discussion on disaster planning and response. We weren’t really […]

    Disaster Planning E-Forum a Success!

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Walter Cybulski, Preservation Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, and I led a two-day e-forum lsitserv discussion on disaster planning and response. We weren’t really […]

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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Here is another Civil War letter similar to the one posted below, only here the additional challenges were that the letter required some flattening of the wrinkles and […]

    More Civil War Letters

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Here is another Civil War letter similar to the one posted below, only here the additional challenges were that the letter required some flattening of the wrinkles and […]

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  • Thursday, January 15, 2009 One of the collections that the department is currently digitizing is a collection of letters and diaries relating to the Civil War.  While most are in […]

    Preparing Civil War Letter for Scanning

    Thursday, January 15, 2009 One of the collections that the department is currently digitizing is a collection of letters and diaries relating to the Civil War.  While most are in […]

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  • Monday, January 5, 2009 Since we don’t know how long the music library will be inaccessible or even if the building will remain, the music collection needed to be moved. […]

    Moving The Music Library

    Monday, January 5, 2009 Since we don’t know how long the music library will be inaccessible or even if the building will remain, the music collection needed to be moved. […]

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  • Friday, October 24, 2008 It took a couple days before we had assistance to move the books and a room secured for the returned freeze-dried materials. In the meantime we […]

    Do Not Recycle; Flood-Damaged Books

    Friday, October 24, 2008 It took a couple days before we had assistance to move the books and a room secured for the returned freeze-dried materials. In the meantime we […]

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  • Tuesday, September 23, 2008 All are in agreement that we no longer need the additional ventilation equipment. Early arriving staff will finally be able to enter the building through the […]

    Goodby Ventilation Equipment

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 All are in agreement that we no longer need the additional ventilation equipment. Early arriving staff will finally be able to enter the building through the […]

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  • Thursday, August 28, 2008 We’re very lucky to have Facilities Management for our area stationed in the Main Library. When we need to discuss something we can go down to […]

    Overlooked Files

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 We’re very lucky to have Facilities Management for our area stationed in the Main Library. When we need to discuss something we can go down to […]

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  • Monday, August 4, 2008 We were lucky in the Main Library. We have three air handlers and have managed to keep two of the three working. With one out, we […]

    HVAC Augmentation

    Monday, August 4, 2008 We were lucky in the Main Library. We have three air handlers and have managed to keep two of the three working. With one out, we […]

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  • Saturday, July 12, 2008 Our morning newspaper reminded us that the flood happened a month ago today. It seems like yesterday and also months ago. My binding supervisor called letting […]

    Dumbwaiter and Phone Bill

    Saturday, July 12, 2008 Our morning newspaper reminded us that the flood happened a month ago today. It seems like yesterday and also months ago. My binding supervisor called letting […]

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