Monthly Archives: September 2017

Umatic Tape, VHS, RuPaul: Audio & Video Preservation

Video and audio recordings are an important part of the collections at Emory University. As recording formats change, user accessibility can become problematic.  Currently, we are in the middle of an ongoing project to digitize many out of print videos on Umatic tape, an obsolete format that has been out of use since the 1980s,…

Preservation In Emory University’s Libraries

Emory University’s libraries are home to many impressive and diverse collections of historic and educational resources. Students and researchers at Emory University rely on the libraries to provide educational materials and access to unique manuscripts and artifacts. Like any other historic artifact, books and archive materials need specialized treatment to ensure that they will be available…

Seamus Heaney’s Desk

The Preservation Office regularly works with the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, home to many books, works on paper, and even historic artifacts. An interesting historic artifact that recently came to the conservation lab for rehousing was poet Seamus Heaney’s writing desk which consists of two long wooden planks. Because of…

Emory’s Research Data Distribution Fund

The Scholarly Communications Office is pleased to announce that we are launching a new fund to support research scholarship. Have you published an article with a journal and been asked to make your underlying data available? A recommended approach is to place that research data in established data repositories that provide a sustainable information infrastructure,…