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12 Days of Conservation (singalong edition)

12 Days of Conservation
On the twelfth day of Christmas,
Conservation sent to me:
Twelve clamshell boxes,
Eleven paper cases,
Ten leather rebacks,
Nine pamphlet bindings,
Eight encapsulations,
Seven CD pockets,
Six scalpel blades
Five bone folders,
Four laying presses,
Three French knives,
Two fume hoods,
And a board shear with a sharp blade!

Shanna Leino handmade tools

Be sure to look at Shanna Leino’s tools, they are amazing. For more 12 Days checklists, check out the Digital Collections Blog. Have a safe and happy holiday. Thank you for reading our blog, we appreciate your eyeballs and comments. See you next year!

Happy Anniversary Preservation Underground!

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 projects like Boxing the Devil, scanning the Ehiopic scrolls, summer workshop adventures, and stuff we’ve found in books.

In this season of giving thanks, we thank you for reading and commenting on our blog. I like to think there are many more readers out there than we realize. Thanks to everyone in the department for their hard work and dedication, and for making every day an adventure. Thank you to Amy and the Devil’s Tale for helping us get started a year ago, and for naming the blog. And a big thanks to our fellow bloggers for starting up a wonderful community of like minded people (see our sidebar for some links, and check out all the library blogs we have!). This blog is one of the more fun parts of my job, I love sharing what we do with everyone in the library and out there in the real world.
Happy Birthday to us! To help us celebrate, leave us a note on your favorite post, or tell us what sorts of things you would like to see more of, or wish us a happy birthday . We also like chocolate chip cookies.
Image: Ethiopic wooden cross illustration from the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library.