Thursday, May 20, 2010

Salvaging Wet Books

In celebration of National Preservation Week last week, the library posted a display on the salvage of wet books. A poster outlining the process of wetting books and then air drying them was created by preservation intern Sarah Pickard and can be viewed above. (Click on the image to enlarge it). Sarah, a library science student at Simmons College, said the experiment was a great way to put into practice concepts she had been discussing this semester in her preservation classes.

- Lacy Crews Stoneburner, Preservation Librarian