Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I learned how to archive maps today. Jason, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens(BBG) Library Archivist showed me how to clean and repair maps of the gardens. We used this funny looking sponge and shavings, which I was told are just ground up erasers. I removed tacky stuff with this neat little rubber cement eraser. I also got to play with this really expensive tape to fix the tears in the maps. All the maps today were of the Japanese Gardens, that I have yet to see, but it looks pretty on paper.