Salvaging Welsh Archives: latest on NLW fire

Latest on the National Library of Wales fire: this article on the BBC website which outlines the extent of the damage to collections and gives an insight into working practices and salvage processes.  £5 million of damage was done and, sad to report, some archives were irreparably damaged by water and smoke.  Lightly damaged material … Continue reading Salvaging Welsh Archives: latest on NLW fire

Mini Emergency Toolkit

"Eeek!  Wet books!  Water everywhere!  What do I do first? What do I do next?  How do I dry these books out?  Should I freeze these things?  IS THAT MOULD??" Special collections are at risk from floods (topical, alas) and other water leaks, not to mention fire.  Prompt and effective action can make a huge … Continue reading Mini Emergency Toolkit