Project Update: #RescueMe

“Ready, rock-steady, go!” – (Conservation of the geological charts) By Shona Hunter, Library conservator   The National Library of Scotland is committed to safeguarding the country’s cultural heritage so that future generations can enjoy it. The Collections Care team is responsible for preserving and treating the Library’s collections (from medieval manuscripts to modern magazines… and […]

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Happy Dictionary Day!

Hello, I’m Moray Teale and I am the Europeana Rise of Literacy Project Coordinator at the National Library. Today, October 16th, is National Dictionary Day in the United States! It celebrates the birth of Noah Webster, the most famous American lexicographer. Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1828 but it was not […]

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Getting to know the UK domain crawl

2014 was a fairly eventful year in Scotland; over this period, colleagues and I were working in co-operation with the British Library, National Library of Wales and Bodleian Library, to select and create archived versions of sites in two webarchive collections: Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum At the same time, Generation: 25 Years […]

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Removing an outdated treatment: ABF

My name is Anna O’Regan and I have recently completed the MA Conservation of Fine Art (Works of Art on Paper) at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Before starting the course, I volunteered with the National Library of Scotland, doing basic conservation work on books, maps and pamphlets, including surface cleaning; surveying and auditing; re-housing collections; and […]

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