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How do I find a career mentor in the archives/preservation field?

I've had difficulty finding a career mentor in the archives/preservation field because of a lack of local resources and the fact that I obtained my Masters degree online, which was rather 'alienating' and didn't really allow for the kind of student-professor relationship that blooms into recommendation letters and networking. Are there ways of seeking out (real, committed) mentors either online, or in my area (northern Virginia/Washington DC), preferably involving me providing volunteer work? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Stinky turtle bits

How do I preserve this stinky turtle carapace? [more inside]
posted by txmon on Nov 27, 2012 - 6 answers

salsatime!

I need your best salsa recipes suitable for canning. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Aug 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Turning thousands of loose-leaf papers into dozens of PDFs

I have a few thousand pages of documentation I'd like to digitize and organize, eventually making a series of PDFs out of them. Can you help me make this task less painful? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Apr 5, 2012 - 8 answers

How to preserve a leaf?

In about two weeks time, Stockholm city will cut down one of the oldest oak trees in the city. How to preserve a leaf? [more inside]
posted by three blind mice on Oct 17, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I open a TwinLock Crown binder?

I have a TwinLock Crown binder made in the UK dating from 1950. I would very much like to open it, remove the pages, scan them, and replace them. However, although it looks like it can be opened, the binding mechanism is entirely obscured by the binding itself. There is a metal tab at the top near the front, but it doesn't seem to move, and I'm hesitant to put pressure on it since I don't know in what direction that pressure should be applied, and I'd rather leave it closed than break it. How can I do this; is it even possible? [more inside]
posted by Devoidoid on Aug 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Preserving/Documenting Lantern Slides: How do I not ruin them?

My family has a collection of 35 lantern slides dating from the 1880-90's. They are black & white photographic images, with some handcolored. They are in reasonably good condition and I would like to somehow transfer them into a digital format. Is it OK to lay these on a scanner, or will strong light exposure risk damaging the slide images? Is there a better way to photograph or reproduce the images? [more inside]
posted by amusebuche on Apr 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Preserving a valuable book?

A large hardcover collection of Little Nemo comic strips I bought cheaply turned out to be very valuable. What's the best way to preserve it so, if I decide to sell it, its still worth its full value? I live in a small apartment full of dust and bugs. I currently have it on a top bookshelf sitting in a plastic bag.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Mar 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me preserve Grandma's travel scrapbook

I'm looking for tips and best practices for scanning the contents of my grandmother's scrapbook. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Sep 26, 2009 - 3 answers

The portable tofu conundrum

Another "safe to eat" question, this one about tofu. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on May 31, 2009 - 15 answers

Old tapes worth keeping.

How should I store these 20-year old cassette tapes with historic value? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Apr 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Is this a Food and Drink,, Media and Arts, or Pets and Animals Question?

I got a lamb skull from the supermarket (complete with meat) and I'm looking for the best way to remove all the non-bone parts and then preserve the bone for an art project. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 12, 2007 - 19 answers

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