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Emory Digital Collections update for spring 2022

Since the launch of Emory Digital Collections in April 2020, thousands of items from Emory’s rare and unique holdings have been uploaded to the platform. Here’s what was added in May 2022: 876 letters, diaries, and other documents were added to the Civil War Collection. 11 issues of the Oxford Spokesman, a student newspaper published…

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…

Emory Digital Collections update for December 2021

Since the launch of Emory Digital Collections in April 2020, thousands of items from Emory’s rare and unique holdings have been uploaded to the platform. Each month, staff in Library Technology and Digital Strategies will provide an update sharing what has been added to EDC during the preceding month. Here’s what was added in December…

Calliope’s Cabinet: Video series puts spotlight on Emory Libraries’ rare collections

The Hatchery, Emory Center for Innovation, and Emory Libraries are proud to announce the launch of “Calliope’s Cabinet: An Exploration of Curious Innovations Through the Ages.” This new video series seeks to inspire Emory innovators and connect them to Emory University Library resources by showcasing unusual and thought-provoking archival material from deep in Emory’s library…

Letters of Samuel Beckett Location Register receives Delmas Foundation grant

The Gladys Kieble Delmas Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Letters of Samuel Beckett Project at Emory University to complete the Location Register of the Letters of Samuel Beckett. The year-long grant will support the verification of letters in European and non-western public archives to make bibliographical information available for future research. The…

Emory Digital Collections update for October 2021

Since the launch of Emory Digital Collections in April 2020, thousands of items from Emory’s rare and unique holdings have been uploaded to the platform. Beginning in November 2021, staff in Library Technology and Digital Strategies will provide periodic updates sharing what has been added to EDC during the preceding month. Here’s what was added…

Emory acquires rare materials highlighting work of Bram Stoker, renowned author of “Dracula”

Click here to read the feature article “Vampire in the Library: Bram Stoker collection celebrates his literary immortality at Emory’s Rose Library” Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library has acquired what some are describing as the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare materials highlighting the work of Bram Stoker, 19th…

Watch vintage amateur Emory films and learn about home movies on October 21

Take some time out to watch amateur films from the Emory University, Rose Library, and Oxford College vaults while learning how to care for your own home movies. The Emory Libraries’ Preservation Office is hosting the University’s first Home Movie Day at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Click here to register. The event…

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…

Preservation Week at Emory Libraries 

April 25 through May 1 is Preservation Week. An initiative of the American Library Association-Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALA-ALCTS), Preservation Week is a time when institutions across the country highlight at-risk collections and share knowledge about the work of caring for these collections and making them accessible. At Emory Libraries, activities currently underway or recently completed by Preservation and Digitization Services include:  annual updating of emergency preparedness and disaster response documents for all Emory University Libraries and the Library Service Center  removing…

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…

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…