Wanted to draw your attention to this very well-done, under-5 minute video, Handling Harvard’s Special Collections, posted on YouTube. The video is a collaborative effort among Houghton Library, the Weissman Preservation Center, and the Harvard College Library Communications Office, and the stars are James Capobianco and Pamela Spitzmueller. I watched it, and learned from it. And I didn’t wince once during the viewing (a rare and wonderful thing to be able to say about a library-produced video).
As noted in the e-mail announcement about it, the video is scripted so that it’s not related to any one library — these are best practice techniques that anyone should use in handling special collections materials. Kudos and thanks to my colleagues for this practical and informative production.
More as it happens,