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

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

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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Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant

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Author: Lazenby, Roland, author.
Published: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

"At this defining moment" : Barack Obama's presidential candidacy and the new politics of race

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Logan, Enid Lynette, author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

1929 : mapping the Jewish world

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

4-manifolds

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Akbulut, Selman, 1949- author.
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

5 grams : crack cocaine, rap music, and the War on Drugs

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Bogazianos, Dimitri A., author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

The abbots and priors of late medieval and Reformation England

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Heale, Martin, 1974- author.
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Abstractionist aesthetics : artistic form and social critique in African American culture

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Harper, Phillip Brian, author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Accountability in social interaction

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Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Achieving a strategic sales focus : contemporary issues and future challenges

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Le Meunier-FitzHugh, Kenneth, author.
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Across the divide : Union soldiers view the northern home front

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Ramold, Steven J., author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Addiction and choice : rethinking the relationship

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Adolescence, discrimination, and the law : addressing dramatic shifts in equality jurisprudence

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Levesque, Roger J. R., author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Adolescence, privacy, and the law : a developmental science perspective

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Levesque, Roger J. R., author.
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

Aesthetics of negativity

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Allen, William S., 1971- author.
Published: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE

African & American : West Africans in post-civil rights America

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Sun, 2016-12-11 00:00

Author: Halter, Marilyn, author.
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2016.

Currently held at: OUPE