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Conference Material

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Department 1



Musselman Library's Special Collections and College Archives at Gettysburg College involves student workers and interns in our preservation and conservation efforts. The recent addition to the staff of a half-time conservator position has opened up new avenues for training. This has also resulted in additional access points for our students, faculty and other researchers to interact with our collections. This presentation discusses our preservation activities and our new digital collection The Beauty of the Book. It also illustrates how we have engaged student workers in conservation and enhanced cataloging description projects giving them a deeper appreciation for and understanding of our archival and rare book collections.


This presentation was part the ACLCP 2015 Fall Conference for the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania as part of the 50th Anniversary and Member Showcase featuring Access, Collaboration, Learning, Community, Preservation in Harrisburg, PA on October 23, 2015.