Preservation Media

Video: Custom Coroplast boxes for housing objects in Special Collections
This video shows the process of making custom Coroplast boxes to store a variety of objects from Special Collections at the Marriott Library.

Video: A Mold Outbreak in Tbilisi, Georgia: Technical and Interpersonal Challenges
A presentation by Randy Silverman discussing a 15-year mold event at Tbilisi State University Library that damaged 80,000 rare western books. Blue Shield Georgia's successful Cultural Emergency Response grant from the Prince Claus Fund (Amsterdam) supported a 10-day onsite assessment of the problem in January 2017. The consultant assembled conservators, the building's original architect, a preservation architect, and an air conditioning (HVAC) engineer to determine the cause of the bloom in the 1960-period building. Excessive moisture originating from four primary sources was believed responsible for the mold outbreak in four locked rare book storage rooms. A cost-effective protocol to curtail the source water, dry the involved rooms, and clean desiccated mold from the rare books was proposed to the Library and University administrations. Despite ongoing human health risks and the damage to rare books, the University elected to ignore the problem. This presentation will provide a personal view on building conditions that trigger mold blooms, technical options for terminating a large-scale outbreak, and speculation on unseen social conditions that may have prevented the solution's implementation.

Video: The History of Papermaking by Simon Barcham Green
A recording of a lecture by Simon Barcham Green covering the history of the Hayle paper mill in Maidstone, Kent.  

Recording: Randy Silverman discusses the quick things to do if your treasured objects are damaged from disasters like floods.
NET's Jack Williams spoke with Randy Silverman, the head of preservation at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah, about how Nebraska families can minimize damage to important mementoes of their past.