Materials, equipment and procedures Category

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 Submitted by Bill Voss With the recent acquisition of a riveter and a board creaser, the Conservation Lab has a new housing option – phase boxes […]

    New Housing Option for Conservation

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 Submitted by Bill Voss With the recent acquisition of a riveter and a board creaser, the Conservation Lab has a new housing option – phase boxes […]

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  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014  

    Drying a Wet Book

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014  

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  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 Submitted by Emily F Shaw In addition to millions of books, journals, and electronic resources, the University of Iowa Libraries is also the permanent home for […]

    Preserving Media

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 Submitted by Emily F Shaw In addition to millions of books, journals, and electronic resources, the University of Iowa Libraries is also the permanent home for […]

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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Submitted by Bill Voss This neo-Sumerian clay tablet, recording the sacrifice of a kid goat dates to ca. 2050 B.C. and is frequently shown to students […]

    Clay Tablet Gets Custom Box

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Submitted by Bill Voss This neo-Sumerian clay tablet, recording the sacrifice of a kid goat dates to ca. 2050 B.C. and is frequently shown to students […]

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  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell Many of the books in the Wunderkammer show at Grinnell had elaborate foldout illustrations, which required custom supports. These were typically made […]

    The Wunderkammer at Grinnell: Supporting Foldouts

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell Many of the books in the Wunderkammer show at Grinnell had elaborate foldout illustrations, which required custom supports. These were typically made […]

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  • Friday, November 1, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell After all 93 items for the Wunderkammer show were unpacked and condition checked, they were prepared for exhibition. The most time consuming […]

    The Wunderkammer at Grinnell: Making Custom Cradles

    Friday, November 1, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell After all 93 items for the Wunderkammer show were unpacked and condition checked, they were prepared for exhibition. The most time consuming […]

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  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell Conservation Technician Bill Voss and Assistant Conservator Brenna Campbell recently returned from a trip to Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery, where they spent […]

    The Wunderkammer at Grinnell: Unpacking and Condition Checking

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Submitted by Brenna Campbell Conservation Technician Bill Voss and Assistant Conservator Brenna Campbell recently returned from a trip to Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery, where they spent […]

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  • Wednesday August 14, 2013 Submitted by Susan Hansen Our goal in the UI Libraries’ book repair unit is to return a circulating book to the shelf as soon as possible; […]

    Book Repair Reback-a-thon

    Wednesday August 14, 2013 Submitted by Susan Hansen Our goal in the UI Libraries’ book repair unit is to return a circulating book to the shelf as soon as possible; […]

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  • Friday, August 2, 2013 Submitted by Lindsay Shettler The theatre photographs from the Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs are currently being stabilized, digitized, and rehoused for Special Collections. The theater […]

    Kent Theater Photos Rehousing Project

    Friday, August 2, 2013 Submitted by Lindsay Shettler The theatre photographs from the Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs are currently being stabilized, digitized, and rehoused for Special Collections. The theater […]

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  • Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Submitted by Jessica Rogers We moved our Columbian hand press from the first floor of the library to the third floor, in front of Special Collections, […]

    Columbia Hand Press

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Submitted by Jessica Rogers We moved our Columbian hand press from the first floor of the library to the third floor, in front of Special Collections, […]

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