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Artist Books Documentation

For the last 6 months, I’ve been part of a project to investigate the potential of “new” technologies to document artist books. True, documentation of books is no new thing, however, when an integral part of the design and intention of a book is to think outside of the binding square – and often also […]

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Digital Preservation 101

Here’s the basics for your digital preservation needs. I’m taking this to our next meeting for sure! via Conserve This

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The Staple and The Strong Man

We’ve recently received a set of cute books called, ‘Ten Ring Circus Books’. They are all about 65 x 85mm in size, and held inside a larger folder – 5 on each side. Considering the age group they were made for, it’s surprising that the books and packaging are all in quite good condition. The […]

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About The Logo

I feel like some clarification is due around my choice of name and image for the logo of this site. A Phase Box, is a type of archival enclosure for heritage items. It ensures the protection of its contents, and is a quick solution for libraries and archives with heritage holdings.   This combination of […]

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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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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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