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  1. Framing a Puzzle

    Dear Donia, How can I frame and display a puzzle without damaging it?   Q.  Dear Donia, I have a Dr. Seuss Essolube "Foiled by Essolube" puzzle from the 1930s. The puzzle pieces include many straight lines so they don't hang together. I wou ...

    BMORRIS - 05/23/2016 - 13:07 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  2. Saving a Photo from Yellowing

    Dear Donia, How can I prevent an old photo from further yellowing? Q.  Dear Donia, I have an old, black and white photo (looks like a Passport photo) of my father that has been yellowing. What can I do to remove and/or delay more yellowing? Thanks, Ruby   ...

    BMORRIS - 05/24/2016 - 11:59 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Preserving Autographs on Baseballs

    Dear Donia, How do I preserve autographs on a baseball?   Q. Dear Donia, My mother-in-law gave my deceased husband a signed baseball from the Pittsburg Pirates. It's in a plastic case in a trunk, but I've noticed the signatures are fading. What ...

    BMORRIS - 05/19/2016 - 12:44 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Safely Removing Stains from Photos

    Dear Donia, How can I safely remove a stain on a photo?   Q. Dear Donia, I have a large 16x20 photographic portrait of my grandmother. Unfortunately, there is a large stain that appears to be animal urine across the center of the image and it's proba ...

    BMORRIS - 05/09/2016 - 14:56 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Preservation Week Stories

    Social Networking Preservation Awareness at Duke Among the first of its kind to use social networking technologies for outreach and education in preservation, Duke University Libraries' preservation and conservation program has created a Web presence ...

    BMORRIS - 05/03/2016 - 15:59 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  6. Framing without Fading

    Dear Donia, How can I frame important family documents without them fading?   Q.  Dear Donia, I have a set of old newspapers and a land title in parchment that are a valuable part of my family’s history. I’d like to preserve these items in frames, but, I’ ...

    BMORRIS - 04/20/2016 - 11:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. Preserving Your Digital Life

    Thursday, 4/28/2016 2:00 PM (Eastern) 1:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM (Mountain) 11:00 AM (Pacific) This session was presented on April 28, 2016. Access the recording and webinar materials now: webinar recording | YouTube video presentation slides Our stories ...

    CMCCONNELL87 - 05/02/2016 - 11:25 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  8. From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape

    Tuesday, 4/26/2016 2:00 PM (Eastern) 1:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM (Mountain) 11:00 AM (Pacific) This session was presented on April 26, 2016. Access the recording and webinar materials now: webinar recording | YouTube video presentation slides Oral historie ...

    CMCCONNELL87 - 05/02/2016 - 11:07 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. Preserving Historic Postcard Collection

    Dear Donia, How can my library preserve and display historic postcards? Q.  Dear Donia, My public library has a collection of historic postcards. A local resident was a member of one of those exchanges and received cards from people all over the country.  ...

    BMORRIS - 04/19/2016 - 12:11 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  10. Safely Storing Family Bibles

    Dear Donia, Is there an attractive way to safely house my family's 19th century Bibles?   Q. Dear Donia, Is there a modern equivalent of the Bible box? I need an attractive way to safely house two 19th century family Bibles and a few smaller ones. I ...

    BMORRIS - 04/19/2016 - 11:39 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

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