Gratitude and Buckram Binding

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This morning, the archivist at Florida State University library let me know they had found a text I’d been seeking (and thinking did not exist anymore) for about three or four months.

Joy!

What’s more, the archivist advised that they are having to disbind the book in order to digitize it — hopefully, not just for my research.

Why buckram's not a good idea. Source: The Changing Role of Book Repair in ARL Libraries, Issue 190, p. 40, 1993.

Why buckram’s not a good idea. Source: The Changing Role of Book Repair in ARL Libraries, Issue 190, p. 40, 1993.

It looks like I’m the first one to use this text in a very long time. The archivist said it was bound in buckram; taking it apart is time consuming. I’ll say.

What’s more — they aren’t charging me. Can you believe it? It is because they are putting it on their historic document database. It will be absolutely useful in historic research about Florida State’s early years, and what’s great, that information will now be accessible to more researchers.

I have such great appreciation for the archivists, researchers, and librarians who have been so helpful over the past several months. Of course, all of these folks will be mentioned in the acknowledgements section of Emmett’s book. I wish I could do more for them.

An appreciation meme for librarians everywhere. Source:  memegenerator.net

An appreciation meme for librarians everywhere. Source: memegenerator.net

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