Another beautiful day in Salt Lake City. Human interest tidbit: Donnie Osmond is a DJ on a Utah station. Who knew?
Today, I got right back to my clamshell box project. I proved to be too independent, too soon and had to re do several steps. Sigh. I persevered and Russ was patient and now the finished box is being pressed under weights over the weekend. Here’s how it looks so far.
This took up a lot of my day. Katie was making a different kind of clamshell; one with a tray on one side made to hold unbound items. I stopped to watch and learn many times. She’s bonafide.
Next, Audrey from Collections Care took Thomasina and me on a tour of one floor of the Archival Storage facility. The CHL is really two separate buildings. One wing is shaped like an L, the other is a square nestled inside of the L. The square part is 6 floors of archival storage. One floor below ground and five above. It has its own foundation and its own HVAC system, etc. It is supposed to survive a 9.something earthquake. Of course, I don’t want to be there the day they test that theory!! We toured the second level above ground. The photograph collections are stored in a constant 55 deg at 35% humidity. It was very neat and tidy with very tall, collapsible shelving. Next we donned arctic parkas and entered the cold storage. It is kept at -4 deg. It takes three days to view your request if it is coming from cold storage because they bring the item back to room temperature slooooowly.
Lastly, Chris McAfee, who is our very cool team leader, taught me how to make a library repair to a loose spine cover. He can make 6 in one hour. I made 1 in 30 minutes. Whew! Lightening speed.
I had a ton of fun doing this.
Next week, I continue my Archiventures in the Reference Department.