Conservation Lab Project: Rehousing Double Oversized Art and Architecture Books

October 7th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Post by Caitlyn McLoughlin
While I am not a MLIS student, I am most definitely a student of the library, and this project has been a rewarding lesson. Because Iā€™m one of those lucky dorks who loves her job more than most things, I jumped at the opportunity to increase my hours as a Conservation Lab assistant this past summer. My increased presence in the lab inspired my supervisors, Wil Lin and Kristen St. John, to ask around the UCLA library community for potential projects that could be completed over the summer. Enter Janine Henri, Architecture, Design, and Digital Services Librarian. She explained that there were a number of books in the Arts Library Cage stacks that needed to be transferred to SRLF for permanent housing. But before this could happen, enclosures needed to be created for the books ā€“ which were not just books, but GIANT books. The average book measures around 20ā€ x 14ā€ and weighs somewhere between 10 – 12 lbs.

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