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On October 26, 2016, colleagues from across Harvard University came together in the Widener Rotunda to celebrate as the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works presented Harvard Library, Harvard Art Museums, and the... Read more

October 26, 2016—Water rained down all night on books, documents, and AV materials as part of an emergency response workshop hosted by Harvard Library Preservation Services. This literally and figuratively immersive experience gave library staff... Read more

Priscilla Anderson and Lauren Telepak presented "Ready for Reaction: Harvard’s Library Collections Emergency Team” at the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works annual meeting. Priscilla was also appointed chair of the... Read more

 

David Ackerman, head of Media Preservation for the Harvard Library, was awarded an ALB cum laude from the Harvard Extension School. In addition to this, he received the Dean’s List... Read more

Brenda Bernier was recently appointed head of Collections Care in Preservation Services. In addition to consultation and training, Collections Care provides quality treatments, protective enclosures, and commercial library binding for actively... Read more

Who they are:  Library Collections Emergency Team

Priscilla Anderson, co-chair, senior preservation librarianLauren Telepak, co-chair, collections conservatorCatherine Badot-Costello, book conservator for special collectionsKatherine Beaty,... Read more

Melissa Banta, projects curator at the Weissman Preservation Center, has written a book, The Art of Commemoration and America’s First Rural Cemetery: Mount Auburn’s Significant Monument Collection, with Mount Auburn Curator of Historical... Read more

It was every librarian’s nightmare: opening a box to reveal soaking wet film, video and audio tapes. In the workshop entitled “(What If) A River Runs Through It: Salvaging Wet Audiovisual Materials,” Elizabeth Walters, preservation... Read more

Melissa Banta and Elena Bulat of the Weissman Preservation Center published an article in a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) entitled “Salted Paper Prints and the Harvard Class Albums.” The special issue was... Read more

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