By Kristi Wright and Holly Herro ~ The Leather Discussion Group, an ongoing cross-institutional research collaboration, is conducting research to determine the best products available
By Laura McNulty, Holly Herro and Kristi Wright ~ Have you noticed that books bound before the mid-19th century are in better condition than those
The National Library of Medicine’s Scan-on-Demand program provides the public with offsite access to digitized copies of historical medical materials published before 1924.
By Krista Stracka ~ The National Library of Medicine recently digitized a 1501 edition of what is commonly considered the first printed book on distillation.
By Stephen J. Greenberg ~ Last month, on February 7, 2019, forty-five members of the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) held their floating monthly meeting in
This collection of arsenic-laden wallpaper samples required special housing. NLM conservators encapsulated the pages in polyester film, welded shut with support from Smithsonian Libraries…