In May 2012, we bought a Civil War letter–certainly not the first, nor that last. However, it was one of those rare occasions in which I had to hoard a collection to process, all for myself. You see, Sgt. William S. Tippett had something to say–quite a bit, in fact–on the subject of food. I […] Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Minutes from the January 30, 2014 LAC meeting.
Minutes from the January 28, 2014 open forum.
Despite the cold temperatures in Blacksburg (or perhaps to spite the cold), my brain is on warmer seasons. As a result, our feature this week is an 1850 tome by Robert Buist about gardening: The Family Kitchen Gardener; Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of All the Different Species and Varieties of Culinary Vegetables with Their Botanical, English, French, and […] Continue reading
The new semester is a week away. Here is a quick summary of several renovation projects: SCALE-UP You might have heard that we had a disaster in the SCALE-UP classroom; frigid weather caused a pipe to burst. Thanks to the … Continue reading → Continue reading
Just before the holiday break here at Virginia Tech, I received a large book donation from one person, an inquiry about another sizeable donation, and an email about a short list of four items. When I returned to my office early last week, there was a cart waiting for me with a box, a bag, […] Continue reading
We have just finished our 2nd calendar year of the Pharos Printing System and that has given us a great view of the trends and successes of our conversion to the automated system. First, some ancient history….23 years ago when … Continue reading → Continue reading
Welcome to 2014! A new year means a new start and that means resolutions. (Whether we follow up on them or not, we’re always optimistic in January, at least!) I started thinking how many people’s resolutions including losing weight, and I wondered what sort of historical treasures we might have on that topic. So this […] Continue reading
As part of our regular collection analysis, we are also incorporating more interlibrary loan data into the mix. In addition to looking at the serials usage and cost data for current subscriptions, Mary Lucado and I are looking at the … Continue reading → Continue reading