Smuggling Timbuktu’s Libraries: Preservation and Protecting Manuscripts Against Human Threats

By Unknown author - EurAstro : Mission to Mali, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8654070 Today I'm sharing a short paper I wrote for my preservation class on Timbuktu's libraries. It's basically presented here in its original state except for some images that I've added. For the class we were instructed to research a library disaster and the response … Continue reading Smuggling Timbuktu’s Libraries: Preservation and Protecting Manuscripts Against Human Threats

Weekly Roundup October 4 – October 10

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings I don't normally get very personal on this blog--I like to focus more on what I'm … Continue reading Weekly Roundup October 4 – October 10

My First IKEA Hack: Building Myself a Desk

I am really proud of this new desk, which was fairly simple to make and only required 2 Lack tables, a hack saw and mitre box, and some wood glue. We have a very small apartment, but since we've been spending much more time at home, I've missed having an actual desk area (especially because … Continue reading My First IKEA Hack: Building Myself a Desk

Bi-Weekly Roundup September 20 – October 3

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings What even is an event anymore? I'm basically going crazy from staring at my computer screen … Continue reading Bi-Weekly Roundup September 20 – October 3

Tri-Weekly Roundup August 30 – September 19

Can you spot the praying mantis? Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings My partner and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with … Continue reading Tri-Weekly Roundup August 30 – September 19

Nitrate Film: Degradation and Preservation

There's a scene in Cinema Paradiso that I find utterly wrenching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1GXJBIkb74 The projectionist, Alfredo, has just changed the position of the projector to show a film outside against a building, since the manager has closed the theater for the night. Salvatore watches in the square below. In an instant, the image bubbles and the … Continue reading Nitrate Film: Degradation and Preservation

A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

One of my best friends is an avid reader and often reads voraciously in a very short period. She took a few days off of work with the goal to read 10 books. This sounded like fun, so I thought I'd join her in trying to read 10 books before my classes started a few … Continue reading A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

Weekly Roundup August 23 – August 29

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings This weekend I'm heading out to our cabin! I baked a bunch of goodies to take … Continue reading Weekly Roundup August 23 – August 29

Identifying a Family Photograph

Family photo from the early 1940s. My great grandmother is on the right. One of my classes this semester is a photography preservation class. Part of doing archival work around photographs involves identifying different photography processes. There are many ways of making a photograph, even from the earliest days of photography in 1839. Some photographs … Continue reading Identifying a Family Photograph

Weekly Roundup August 16-August 22 — A Lot of Links

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings This week was the start of a new semester, and consequently I feel like I suddenly … Continue reading Weekly Roundup August 16-August 22 — A Lot of Links