How It Works
The Project Technicians pull together a weekly shipment of 60 sequentially numbered volumes.
This involves using various reference tools to identify titles and locations within the library system, and a spreadsheet to document the information.
Item records are created for each volume. We are then able to use the circulation system, via pseudo-patron ids to track each volume through the process and retrieve a volume if it is needed.
|Scanning a newly created item record barcode|
Assessment and pre-treatment repairs to prepare for digitization.
|Spine repairs, before and after|
Readex picks up 60 volumes and returns 60 earlier volumes.
Returned volumes are assessed and final repairs are made. (Treatments made throughout the process include cleaning volumes and consolidating red rot, tissue repair of torn pages and fold out maps, and as needed board reattachment and full spine repairs).
Tissue hinges are added to improve board attachment
|Original spine pieces ready to be reattached after spine repair|
|Removing tape from back of map||Tissue repair of map|
They are then returned to the shelves.
|Digitized and repaired Serial Set volumes in the stacks|