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Plastiklips: Friend or Foe?

Last week, I shared my brilliant co-worker’s cat sculpture. The binder clips used in the sculpture were originally part of an already processed acquisition. After reviewing the collection, the clips were found to be causing harm. Once a helpful tool… Continue Reading →

Art in the Archives

Usually, cats aren’t allowed in the library, but Special Collections made an exception for this one! Clip art at it’s finest!

Extra! Extra! Special Collections and Digital Services Merging!

Over the last couple of months the Perry Library has been going through some internal structure changes. While change is never easy, or readily accepted, one difference that I’m excited about is the merging of the Special Collections and Digital… Continue Reading →

The Broccoli and Carrot Stir-Fry Aria

Wow, I think I just stumbled across my new favorite song! The composition is from an opera called ‘Love at Any Age’, which describes the love lives of three generations of women. I have yet to find a completed score,… Continue Reading →

Original Order: What is it and why use it?

Unless you are a library, or museum professional, you have probably not heard the term original order. So, what is original order you ask? It is an archival practice of keeping paperwork in the order it was first organized by… Continue Reading →

Hearing Music in Usually Silent Stacks

Libraries are usually portrayed in popular culture as quiet spaces guarded by a silver haired woman constantly saying “shh!” Yet, libraries across the country are filled with music! While researching for an earlier post, I stumbled across the Duke University… Continue Reading →

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