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  1. Sudden Selector's Guide to Geography and GIS

    By Carl Olson and Kim Ricker What does the field of geography encompass? What are the intersections between geography and geographic information systems (GIS) librarianship? How many types of maps are there, and how are they acquired, accessed, or manipul ...

    BMORRIS - 07/10/2020 - 13:52 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. The Library Liaison's Training Guide to Collection Management

    Library liaisons often have primary jobs that do not involve collection development, but their familiarity with collection practices makes all the difference in faculty relations. And time pressures mean that on-boarding needs to be as streamlined as poss ...

    BMORRIS - 06/30/2020 - 10:55 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Removing Sticky Residue from Textbook Pages

    Dear Donia, How do I remove sticky residue from sticky notes on the pages of textbooks? Q. Dear Donia, I work in a high school library and am having trouble with students leaving sub-par or off-brand Post-it® notes in books. Once removed, they leave a sti ...

    BMORRIS - 06/23/2020 - 18:40 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Removing Mold from a Cotton Cap with Signatures

    Dear Donia, How do I remove mold from a cotton cap with signatures on it? Q. Dear Donia, I have a cap, which I believe is cotton, that has autographs from several members of a band all over it. Unfortunately, the signatures are all in ballpoint pen, and s ...

    BMORRIS - 06/23/2020 - 17:53 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. How to Preserve the Pages of an Old Scrapbook

    Dear Donia, How do I properly preserve the pages of an old scrapbook? Q. Dear Donia, I have a scrapbook that is on wall paper from 1918 with articles and cartoons during World War I. I plan to digitize it (already know how to do that), but I would like to ...

    BMORRIS - 06/10/2020 - 18:04 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Removing Tape from a Signature on a Baseball

    Dear Donia, How do I safely remove Scotch Tape on the signature of a baseball? Q. Dear Donia, I have a signed Babe Ruth baseball from the early 1930s. The original recipient, who gave it to my husband, put Scotch Tape over the signature.  Is there a way t ...

    BMORRIS - 06/09/2020 - 21:48 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Storing Blueprints

    Dear Donia, How do I store production-used blueprints? Q. Dear Donia, I have a collection of production-used set blueprints (58 total; they measure about 42 1/8" by 30") from a TV show that are currently housed in standard cardboard tubes (this ...

    BMORRIS - 06/08/2020 - 19:23 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Restoring Water-damaged Prints

    Dear Donia, How can I restore water-damaged prints? Q. Dear Donia, I have several prints from the 20s that I have some water spots, on and I'm curious as to how to remove them. Although I have an art background, I'm unsure if I can do this mysel ...

    BMORRIS - 06/05/2020 - 12:21 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. Tissue Paper Between Bible Pages

    Dear Donia, Do I need to keep the tissue between pages of old Macklin Bibles? Q.  Dear Donia, As a new collector of rare Bibles I have purchased a set of the Macklin Bible which is the largest Bible ever printed by letterpress (in seven huge volumes —eigh ...

    BMORRIS - 06/04/2020 - 23:58 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. How to Mount and Frame Vellum Paper

    Dear Donia, How do I mount and frame vellum paper? Q. Dear Donia, I've perused your advice on mounting, framing, and storing documents of antiquity, however, I didn't find advice on vellum. I assume the same materials and principles apply for di ...

    BMORRIS - 06/05/2020 - 12:30 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)