Today, Thanksgiving Day 2010, Preservation Underground turns one year old. It’s been quite a year, the department turned 10 years old and we celebrated with an exhibit and interviews with the staff (search “Tenth Anniversary Celebrations” and “Ten Years, Ten People” on our blog to find those). We’ve shared some fun [...]Continue Reading →
Your humble author rounds out the last of the Ten Years, Ten People series. I am the Head of Conservation Services and have been at Duke for eight years. I work with some amazing people and some equally amazing collections. The best part of my job right now is bringing you into the Underground to [...]Continue Reading →
In our ongoing series celebrating our ten year anniversary, we bring you the next installment of TYTP. Meg Brown is one of our Special Collections Conservators, she is also the library’s Exhibits Coordinator. In fact, today we will be installing the new exhibit, “Books + Art”, in the Perkins Gallery, just [...]Continue Reading →
Our next video in the 10 years, 10 People series is of Mary Yordy, Senior Conservation Technician. Mary celebrated 20 years working at Duke this year. We’ve been lucky to have her working in Conservation the past ten or so. More videos in this series can be found on Duke Libraries on You [...]Continue Reading →
As part of our ten-year celebration we are highlighting everyone in the department. Erin Hammeke, Conservator for Special Collections has been with us for three years. Along with other conservators and staff from Special Collections, she selects items for conservation, designs treatment strategies and carries out those repairs. She works primarily on books from the [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday we installed our exhibit “Ten Years, Ten Treatments.” As part of our year-long celebration of our tenth anniversary, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite work.
The exhibit is outside the Biddle Reading Room on the first floor of Perkins. While there, you can [...]Continue Reading →
Rita Johnston, Digitization Assistant for ROAD 2.0 project has been with the department for one year. She is digitizing outdoor advertising materials described in the Resource of Outdoor Advertising Descriptions database. The bulk of materials being digitized for this project are from the OAAA Archives and Continue Reading →
Mike Adamo, Digital Production Developer, arrived at Duke just over five years ago. Mike graduated with a degree in Photography in 1993 after which he opened and operated a table-top advertising studio for three years in Atlanta Georgia. After that Mike worked in a stock photography studio as a black and white printer for four [...]Continue Reading →
Oscar Arias has been at Duke University Libraries for eleven years. Six months ago he joined the staff of the Digital Production Center as a Digitization Specialist. The DPC digitizes rare and fragile items to make them available in digital format.
Oscar is usually involved in any of the three main [...]Continue Reading →
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On display in Perkins Library, Lower Level 1, Room 023. Open during regular library hours.
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