Do you know what roach poop looks like?

Have you ever thought about what kinds of knowledge and skills it takes to be a book conservator?  The University of Virginia Magazine did a nice job exploring the kinds of training that our Senior Book Conservator, Eliza Gilligan, has in order to ensure that our collections can continue to be used by the researchers […]

Preservation Statistics: Why gather them? How are they used?

In the spring of 2015, as chair of ALA’s Preservation and Reformatting Section, I was searching for a good topic for the Preservation Forum.  Having completed several preservation surveys in the past year, some well-crafted and others less so, I found myself wondering why folks fill out preservation surveys (and why others don’t.)  How do […]

U.Va. Celebrates Preservation Week with Talk on Preservation Decision-Making

Come join us as we celebrate Preservation Week with a lecture by Quinn Ferris, our graduate intern from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center.  Bring your lunch and we’ll supply some sweet treats! Balancing Access and Authenticity:  Preservation at University of Virginia’s Access-Focused Special Collections Library Quinn Morgan Ferris Conservation Intern, University […]