Intelligent vibration control in civil engineering structures

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Xu, Zhao-Dong, author.
Published: London, United Kingdom : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier ; [Hangzhou, China] : Zhejiang University Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Living language : an introduction to linguistic anthropology

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Ahearn, Laura M., 1962- author.
Published: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2017]Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Currently held at: DUKE

Materials aspect of thermoelectricity

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Published: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Misogyny online : a short (and brutish) history

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Jane, Emma A., author.
Published: London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Molecular magnetic materials : concepts and applications

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Published: Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

The oil has not run dry : the story of my theological pathway

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Baum, Gregory, 1923- author.
Published: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Optimal financial decision making under uncertainty

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Physical aspects of polymer self-assembly

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Author: Sundararajan, P. R., author.
Published: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Tea sets and tyranny : the politics of politeness in early America

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Bullock, Steven C., author.
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

The text of the Hebrew Bible and its editions : studies in celebration of the fifth centennial of the complutensian polyglot

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Society for the study of Polyglot Bible. Conference (1st : November 2014 : Madrid, Spain)
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Universities, inclusive development and social innovation : an international perspective

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Unpopular sovereignty : Mormons and the federal management of early Utah Territory

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Rogers, Brent M., author.
Published: Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

American justice 2016 : the political Supreme Court

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Caplan, Lincoln, author.
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Ascent into heaven in Luke-Acts : new explorations of Luke's narrative hinge

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Published: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Bare argument ellipsis and focus

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Konietzko, Andreas, author.
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Between education and catastrophe : the battle over public schooling in postwar Manitoba

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Buri, George, author.
Published: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

A biogeoscience approach to ecosystems

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Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Couples' transitions to parenthood : analysing gender and work in Europe

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Published: Cheltenham, Glos : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited ; Northampton, Massachusetts : Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Defender : the life of Daniel H. Wells

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2016-12-13 00:00

Author: Wells, Quentin, author.
Published: Logan : Utah State University Press, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Street Life in London

Preservation Underground - Mon, 2016-12-12 13:50
Book open in Cradle

By Erin Hammeke, Senior Conservator for Special Collections

This fall I had the opportunity to try out some new treatment and housing techniques. We recently acquired Street Life in London. Published in 1877, it is considered an early work in what would become the field of documentary photography. Throughout the text are mounted Woodburytypes depicting London street figures in somewhat staged vignettes and in archetypal roles: Italian Street Musicians, London Cabmen, The Street Locksmith, etc.

Before Treatment

The text was formed from single sheets of various weights and made into an early adhesive binding called a caoutchouc binding which is not too dissimilar from today’s paperback binding structures and uses a rubber-based adhesive on the spine. Our copy had breaks in the text, with pages and groups of pages coming loose with every handling. It can be difficult to repair an adhesive binding in a way that results in a sturdy structure, ready to hold up to instructional and reading room use. Luckily, Gary Frost and others have developed a technique of pasting an overhanging tissue guard to each leaf and consolidating these overhanging guards into a binding structure. This repair technique has been discussed on The Book & Paper Gathering. Their blog post, along with some very helpful guidance from Sue Donovan, a conservator who has recently researched and explored this technique in depth, inspired me to try the repair.

Mailing tube under fore-edge

I found the repair technique to be quite effective, albeit time-consuming. Each leaf had to be guarded, and after forming a slight round in the spine by jogging the fore edge into a curve (I used a mailing tube), I elected to glue each guard down one by one.

Spine guards

An alternative approach involves mashing the overhanging guards together with adhesive, which would likely have been a quicker but less controlled approach. The reformed text fit perfectly back into its original embossed cloth case (thankfully!)

Cover after treatment

Tail edge after treatment

The text functions well, but because of the heavier-weight, slightly brittle text paper, I decided I wanted to control the opening angle of the book during use by making a custom cloth clamshell with a built-in cradle. The cradle is attached to the inner tray of the box and folds out to support the book. I used Jeff Peachy’s instructions.

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I’d like to extend a big thank you to my generous colleagues for developing and sharing their innovative treatment and housing approaches with the rest of us! I’d also like to thank conservators Jan Paris, Annie Wilker, and Catherine Badot-Costello for their assistance.

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