Thursday, May 21, 2009

So long, Von der Ahe Library!

The Charles Von der Ahe Library on the Westchester campus of Loyola Marymount University is closing and all library operations will reopen for fall in the new William Hannon Library nearby. Here's the opening staff following dedication of the Von der Ahe in 1959.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Here we go!

After 50 years in the Von der Ahe Library the university library begins to slowly move into the new William Hannon Library. The archives will close to the public May 26 and reopen in the Hannon August 18, 2009.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Identifying slides

An excellent story in a recent Sports Illustrated, Slide Show is an inside look at the magazine's catalogers at work. You can learn many things from the notes and codes found on the 35mm slide mount. Similiarly it can be good to think of this for other collections as well.

In some cases before upgrading temporary storage boxes to final quality archival boxes care may be taken to preserve the record of these temp box markings especially so if the labeling was made by the creator and is best evidence of original order. Quick reference photos of the old boxes can be saved for the archivists accession file during final processing.