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Stony Brook University

Preservation Department

Home site for the Stony Brook University Libraries Preservation Department, our mission, our roles, our services offered, etc.

 

Basic Preservation Tutorials

These tutorials are from the "Archives on a Shoestring" workshop series the Preservation Department is presenting for LILRC's Conservation and Preservation Committee. Tutorials are available by technique, and the full presentations are available below.

General Tutorials:

Music Preservation Tutorials

Tutorials concerning how the Stony Brook University Libraries preserves music scores for extended shelf life and use based on content and physical format.

Full Presentations:

Archives on a Shoestring Series

Introductory workshops with general information on preservation principles, tools, and best practice, as well as an introduction to many preservation techniques. 

How to Make a Chapbook Workshop 

A chapbook is a small collection of poetry, generally no more than 40 pages, that often centers on a specific theme. Sold by peddlers in 19th century Europe, these books were illustrated with crude woodcuts, which sometimes bore no relation to the text. A chapbook is typically saddle-stitched (like a pamphlet or magazine) and usually printed on a single sheet of folded paper.