Wet Book Rescue Video a Hit
In the midst of hurricane season this year, the blog “Open Culture” shared the “Wet Book Rescue” video created by Syracuse University preservation librarian Marianne Hanley and former Preservation Department employee Sarah Kim. Here’s how they described it:
“After the hurricanes in Florida and Texas, the question has surely been asked: How to save those wet, damaged books? Above, you can watch a visual primer from the Syracuse University Libraries–people who know something about taking care of books. It contains a series of tips—some intuitive, some less so—that will give you a clear action plan the next time water and paper meet.”
The video has been shared on a number of other sites, including lifehacker.com, Travel Between the Pages and The Kid Should See This. As of this writing, it has tallied over 141,000 views, up from a few hundred prior to these posts.
About Syracuse University
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.