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Hot Tips from Google Conservation!

It’s refreshing to know that my job isn’t in danger of being taken over by a droid just yet… The Care and Handling video¬†Auckland Libraries’ Preservation Unit has released has been posted on YouTube. Google owned, YouTube has helpfully transcribed the whole thing, providing some questionable takes on Collections Care.

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Virtual Bookbinding

In preparation for an impending Care and Handling Training video, I did some virtual bookbinding! The process was executed in Adobe AfterEffects, and was based on the 3D animation example here. The nice thing about making this, was that many of the components of a book were still there (the spine, covers, text block); albeit […]

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New Care & Handling Video

The Preservation Unit has spent the better part of a year, working on a Care and Handling video for training and information purposes. Since a key aspect of my Preventive Conservation interests is information/education, this project was an enjoyable and helpful one to be part of. The project, headed by the Auckland Libraries’ conservator has […]

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The first post!

I hope that this first post serves as a sort of founding marker, to set out the possible directions that this blog might take. As such, here’s a summary of the work that I’ve completed recently: For the Library’s exhibitions of the Special Collections, the Preservation Unit is involved from very early on. After the […]

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