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  1. I am ALA

    The “I am ALA” feature on the ALA homepage will spotlight ALA members and the work they do. These segments may be picked up by other ALA-related media, such as AL Direct and www.ilovelibraries.org.  If you’re willing to participate—and we hope you are—we’ ...

    admin - 03/29/2018 - 12:11 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Restoring an Old Telegram

    Dear Donia, Can an old, faded telegram be restored? Q. Dear Donia, I have a Western Union telegram that was sent to my grandmother when my dad was wounded in the Philippines during WWII. It has been faded by sunlight to the point that it looks blank. Is t ...

    BMORRIS - 05/07/2018 - 12:15 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Reengineering the Library: Issues in Electronic Resources Management

    In terms of both overall spending and usage, library collections are now primarily electronic. The previously solitary electronic resources librarian has now been joined by other personnel in reorganized technical services departments and units who increa ...

    BMORRIS - 05/04/2018 - 14:12 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Saving Photos that Smell Moldy

    Dear Donia, How do I preserve photographs that smell like mold? Q. Dear Donia, After my mom's death, her home was flooded due to Hurricane Harvey. I had to gut her house because of the terrible mold. I removed most belongings, and brought a trunk of ...

    BMORRIS - 04/30/2018 - 14:07 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Present and Future Challenges of Cataloging Special Collections Material

    Tuesday, 5/22/2018- Wednesday, 5/23/2018 [show times] 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern) 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central) 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain) 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific) Special Collections and Archives material, as well as other non-traditional formats, pose many ...

    BMORRIS - 05/15/2018 - 14:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Preserving Vintage Boxes

    Dear Donia, How do I maintain the shape of empty vintage Christmas boxes?  Q. Dear Donia, I have a number of pretty vintage Christmas boxes (basically card-stock cardboard boxes with Christmas paper glued to the surface made into a box). I would guess tha ...

    BMORRIS - 04/25/2018 - 16:38 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. How to Safely Label Photos

    Dear Donia, What kind of pen should be used on the backs of photographs?   Q. Dear Donia, What kind of pen should be used on the backs of photographs? Thank you, Nancy   A. Dear Nancy, This is a great question and one that always seems to elicit a lot of ...

    BMORRIS - 04/24/2018 - 11:27 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. Framing Ancient Manuscripts

    Dear Donia, What is the best method for framining ancient manuscripts? Q. Dear Donia, I would like some advice on how to frame ancient manuscripts dated 1400 A.D. Is a normal wood frame with a plastic clear cover or glass any good? Please advise. Thanks, ...

    BMORRIS - 04/23/2018 - 14:44 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. Storing Books

    Dear Donia, Is it safe to store books in plastic wrap? Q. Dear Donia, I am relatively new at my job at a small non-profit organization as the Head Librarian. There are two parts to the collection; one being a standard circulating collection and the other ...

    BMORRIS - 04/20/2018 - 14:47 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Introduction to R for Libraries

    Libraries now have access to an abundance of data reflecting multiple facets of our collections, users, and services. Examples include collections data pulled from the ILS, ebook and database usage data, university enrollment data, and local user demograp ...

    BMORRIS - 04/03/2018 - 16:53 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)