Archive for the ‘Preservation’ Category

Pre-Edison Audio Recording

June 30, 2008

Thought Thomas Edison was the first to record sound? Think again! Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have converted an 1860 French phonautogram (a visual representation of sound waves) into a digital sound file. Check out the NY Times article here , where you can listen to an mp3 of “Au Clair de la Lune.”



February 25, 2008

Here are some useful links on interviewing.  It’s mostly good, common sense (alas, there is no Big Interview  Secret to Success), but it can certainly be helpful to review the finer points when prepping for an interview:

 Phone Interviews

How to Ask Good Questions in an Interview

Answering the Toughest Interview Question

Bugs vs. Books: three minutes of bugs eating books.

November 21, 2007

From the University of Florida’s Digital Library Center comes this recently digitized film, jointly produced by the Preservation Department and the Nematology and Entymology Department. Long story short, it’s three techno-filled minutes of cockroaches dining on books. You can read more about the film, and the Digital Library Center’s efforts, at their blog. Also, they encourage people to make bug vs. book remixes, since the video is under a Creative Commons license. 🙂

For the squeamish: Movie contains icky things and wanton book destruction. You have been warned!

Know your blogs…

November 17, 2007

These are blogs that have some connection/relationship to conservation, preservation, libraries or other book-related things. If you know a blog that should be added to this list, please leave a comment! 🙂

Kevin Driedger’s Library Preservation Blog

The GAGA (Gray Areas to Green Areas) blog

Gary Frost’s Future of the

if:book, part of the Institute for the Future of the Book

Antarctic Conservation Blog [And you think it’s cold in the lab! At least we don’t have to worry about our paste freezing.]

Museum Blogs – a collection of several different blogs that is also searchable.