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 TeamPriscilla 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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May 20, 2014—Conservators and preservation specialists from across Harvard gathered to learn about the projects and challenges faced by several interns and fellows working across Harvard, in the museums and libraries.
“It was a great... Read more
May 6, 2014—During Preservation Week (April 27 – May 3), the Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Collections Care unit welcomed over 75 visitors to learn more about methods, tools and materials.
Presses, cutters, solvents, brushes,... Read more