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Crowdsourcing Conservation - Thomas Nelson Collection

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The University of Edinburgh Main Library

30 George Square

EH8 9LJ

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Due to the success of our previous ‘Crowdsourcing Conservation’ events, we are hosting several more sessions over the next few months. You can read more about our previous crowdsourcing days here.

During these sessions, we will focus on the Thomas Nelson collection, a large archive from the British publishing firm. In total, there are approximately 80 linear metres of archival material in 900 boxes or volumes, including around a million individual documents. During these sessions, we will focus on loose papers sheets mainly consisting of correspondence and marketing records.

The collection is currently stored in unsuitable boxes with no internal protection, resulting in creasing, tearing and the accumulation of surface dirt. Metal fasteners used to secure the papers have rusted, making the collection difficult to handle, and at risk of further damage every time it is accessed. To solve this problem, we aim to rehouse the collection in acid-free folders and boxes.

Each day will consist of a training session in the morning, followed by practical work. Good quality complimentary refreshments and catering will be provided throughout the day to encourage networking during break times.

This is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience with special collections, and find out what it’s like to work at the CRC!

Places are limited to 15 participants per day. If you have any questions, please email emily.hick@ed.ac.uk. Booking will close two days before the event to allow us to organise catering. Book now, don't miss out!

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The University of Edinburgh Main Library

30 George Square

EH8 9LJ

United Kingdom

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