Photographing the Carlos Museum Greek and Roman Gems Collection

In 2022, Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones was the first exhibition of ancient gems in the southeastern United States. Organized by curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen of the Carlos Museum, this exhibition drew from the museum’s collection of Greek and Roman gems, many of which had Read More …

Catalyst Fund grant will increase accessibility of Emory audiovisual preservation projects

Emory Libraries has been awarded a 2023 Lyrasis Catalyst Fund Grant. The Catalyst Fund is an award program that provides support for new ideas and innovative projects from members of Lyrasis, a non-profit member organization serving the global landscape of academic and public libraries, scholarly research, archives, museums, and galleries. With a theme of community-driven Read More …

Organizational changes position Emory Libraries and Carlos Museum for even greater innovation

With new leadership on board, Emory Libraries and the Michael C. Carlos Museum have announced organizational changes, effective Oct. 1. “As I considered our organizational structure, a guiding principle for me has been consistency and stability, as well as positioning Emory Libraries and the Carlos Museum to build on our successes and engage with campus Read More …

Welcome letter from Valeda F. Dent, vice provost of libraries and museum

Dear Emory students, faculty, staff, and visitors, As we settle into a new academic season, I am reminded of how much our world has changed over the past few years. Many of these changes were unanticipated, sweeping in nature, and transformative. In almost every major sector of our collective experiences, whether in healthcare, global relations, Read More …

Check out Emory Libraries for summer reading, viewing, and listening options

We in the Emory Libraries have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure you have access to the academic books you need for your research, teaching, and learning. Now that classes are not in session, we want to ensure you have access to fresh entertainment options, from the best murder mysteries to the Read More …

Magic. Electrical. Duck. Conservation remediation of DIY “repaired” books

“The dog ate my homework.” It really happens! Dogs and cats also occasionally eat books . . . or at least gnaw on them. Well-intentioned library patrons and book collectors sometimes attempt repair of pet and other damage to books with the most immediate solution at home: pressure-sensitive tapes such as magic, electrical, and duck Read More …

Emory Libraries Preservation Office receives equipment donation from Georgia Pacific

This spring, the Preservation department received an extensive donation of large audiovisual equipment from Georgia Pacific Studios (GP Studios). This donation expands the range of audiovisual formats that may be digitized by our department. As well, it brings greater efficiency and flexibility to our use of space in the audiovisual labs. Transportation of the equipment and Read More …

From Art Studio to Digitization

When the call went out from Emory Libraries to work remotely due to COVID-19, I took home my computer and a flatbed scanner, the one normally used for scanning book foldouts. Here at home, this scanner has become my only tool for digitizing all types of books. Although I miss the speed of our higher-quality Read More …

Adapting Through Adversity: Keeping Productive (and Sane) During COVID-19

2020 has been anything but normal. Entering the eleventh week of work from home and social distancing practices, we have all experienced impacts to our lives, both professionally and personally. It is very easy to become overwhelmed by the growing uncertainty and conflicting reports about our world returning to some form of stability. At Emory Read More …

Building A Home Digitization Station

How are we continuing to digitize Emory Libraries audiovisual material during COVID-19? By building a home digitization station, of course!  Although our audio and video digitization workstations have many parts, their core components are actually quite portable. Taking cues from resources in the moving image archives community (in particular, Ashley Blewer’s Minimum Viable Station and Read More …

Monitoring Library Collections Remotely

The staff of the Emory Libraries Conservation Lab is working remotely right now, but we still need to keep track of the environmental conditions in our important library collections spaces. During COVID-19 social distancing and remote work conditions, we no longer have direct access to our onsite data loggers, so we had to find creative Read More …