Saturday, August 29, 2009

Smoke from the Station wildfire

Sent from my Starfleet Communicator

Monday, August 10, 2009


AHHHH!, originally uploaded by ItAteMySweater.

Note found in a book during preservation evaluation this morning. It succinctly summarizes my morning: my phone is broken and Climate Notebook is on the fritz again. Ahhhhhhhh!

Friday, August 7, 2009

I am the mongoose whisperer...

MVI_0715, originally uploaded by blolly.

Scratch at the window, mongoose, scratch! You will do my bidding!

(We went to the Lincoln Park zoo last weekend...)

German staple binding with mylar window on the spine

I've seen several staple-bound, or wire-bound, books while at Northwestern. All of the ones I've seen have been either German or Russian. This particular book was withdrawn, and I wanted to do a reback on it...however, I've done so many rebacks already! Then I decided that I wanted to keep it more as an example of this interesting kind of binding, so I put a little window on the spine while I was repairing it. Now it is functional again AND you can see the staples on the spine!

Audra at The Vespiary has also posted about staple bindings.

Monday, August 3, 2009