Friday, May 19, 2006
Awful alliterative apprisal of activity
A barcoding bonanza is blasting through bales of books! Library laborers lightly link loads of libros lacking little
labels. Hilo's heaps of hearings, Health, horticulture, and HUD have been hefted to harrowing heights. Cataloged are cartons
of clean, crisp commissions, conferences, and codices. Unsuppressing and uncovering uncataloged UN, UNCTAD, and UNESCO is
underway. And Gwen's groan-inducing glint of genius is gratifyingly gone.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Hello to old friends
We recently received a shipment of approximately 40,000 maps of Asia, Europe, and the world that had been salvaged
from the flood and cleaned. Most of the maps look pretty good, considering that they had been covered in mud. Unfortunately,
some of the maps did not fare so well. In particular, many of those on the tops of each drawer were bled on by the curtains
(the canvas covers inside some of the map drawers that held the maps down). In some cases, the red ink we used to property
stamp the maps bled. As a result, there are many maps with blue, purple, or pink stains. Needless to say, our new map cases
do not have curtains in them, and we are now using permanent ink for our property stamps.
We will send an additional 9,000 maps of the Pacific area to Belfor for treatment. Maps of Hawaii, rare maps,
and those that are more complex to treat are being handled by our Preservation Department.