There are a number of different ways to search for books and articles at Syracuse University Libraries. From the Libraries' homepage, you can search SUMMON to find items both here at SU and beyond. You can also use the Classic Catalog for a more targeted search for items here at SU. The video is a quick introduction to searching SUMMON. Check with a librarian for more information.
Looking to learn more about old books in general? A good place to start is a short guide that is available online and in PDF format from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The guide provides very general information on rare, valuable, and old books. The guide also covers topics such as selling, donating, and insuring books.
SURFACE is the "Syracuse University Research Facility And Collaborative Environment," an institutional repository for mostly open access scholarly, professional, scientific, and creative output produced here at Syracuse University. There are preservation-related items in the database on a number of different topics. Four specific areas include:
Some recent examples include:
2019 A Tale of Two Flags: How History of Treatment and Ownership Affected Conservation Treatment of Two Early Nineteenth-Century American Flags: This video from the ongoing Brodsky series is a presentation made by Deborah Trupin who came to SU Libraries to speak on textile conservation.
2019 Palm Leaf Manuscripts in South Asia: The paper describes palm leaf manuscripts and places them within a South Asian context, considering their cultural, religious, and historic significance. Preservation challenges are discussed.
2018 Conserving cinema’s legacy at George Eastman Museum: This video from the Brodsky series features Deborah Stoiber of the George Eastman Museum presenting on conservation, preservation, reconstruction, and duplication in the moving image world.
2017 Rare Books as Museum Objects: Considerations for Safe Exhibition and Loan: This video from the Brodsky series features Maria Fredericks from the Morgan Library & Museum presenting on the basics of sealed packages and monitoring devices for maintaining a stable relative humidity around artifacts in transit or on display, and the use of pollutant scavengers to mitigate the effects of certain indoor pollutants.
Dagmara Chmielewska-Śmietanko, Urszula Gryczka, Wojciech Migdał, Kamil Kopeć, "Electron beam for preservation of biodeteriorated cultural heritage paper-based objects." Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 143, 2018, Pages 89-93.
Maiorana, Zachary, Ian Bogus, Mary Miller, Jacob Nadal, Katie Risseeuw, & Jennifer Hain Teper. "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Preservation in the Age of Shared Print and Withdrawal Projects." College & Research Libraries [Online], 80.7 (2019): 945. Web. 7 Dec. 2020
Maddox Abbott, Jennifer,A. "Moving a Unique Collection to Storage: Improving Access Now and Later." Library Resources & Technical Services, vol. 64, no. 4, 2020, pp. 177.
Irene Alexopoulou, Spiros Zervos. "Paper conservation methods: An international survey" Journal of Cultural Heritage,Volume 21, 2016, Pages 922-930
Boice, Jocelyn, et al. "Preservation for Circulating Monographs: Assessing and Adapting Practices for a Changing Information Environment." Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, 2017, pp. 369-387.