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New Printing Afoot

The Auckland Libraries Preservation Unit has been testing a new form of printing… The word “print” in our world usually refers to ink on paper, however, we recently came across a problem that required us to think outside the square… and consider… the cube! A shift from working with 2D prints, to the possibilities of […]

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Presenting…

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the AICCM Exhibitions Special Interest Group’s inaugural symposium. The symposium, with the title “Conservation on Exhibition” was the first for this group, and my first ‘serious’ presentation. I had two presentations, the first, a paper regarding the exhibition of books: a short history; our process at Auckland […]

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Tautoko Exhibition Support Debut

Opening one’s work or research to a wider audience is always a nerve-wracking experience. As part of the NZCCM Annual Conference this year, my colleague and I presented a workshop on the considerations for, and construction of, book and paper supports for display. The workshop utilised my Tautoko Exhibition Support Worksheet, making its debut into […]

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Ready!

After months of meetings, preparations, surveys and brainstorming, the Auckland Libraries’ Preservation Unit can now report that we’ve finished our Disaster Readiness Kits! MAY WE NEVER NEED THEM! The complete, largest and most important kit is for salvage, with floods being a particular focus. The kit is comprised of 3 bins, and I like to […]

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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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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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