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How to make a Tiny Book Workshop a Success

On October 20th, the Preservation Department’s Bookbinder/Preservation Technician, Arielle Hessler, hosted How to Make a Tiny Book.  The event and room were filled to capacity as interested campus community members learned the in-and-outs of making a tiny book; the series is

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How to Make a Tiny Book Workshop

Workshop Description:  On October 20th, Arielle Hessler, Preservation Technician/Bookbinder, will be hosting the popular How to Make a Tiny Book Workshop within the University Libraries’ Preservation Department. The workshop explores the blending of book as art with an introduction to practical bookbinding

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Creating Chapbooks

Many thanks to Arielle Hessler of the SBU Libraries Preservation Department for her workshop on How to Make a Chapbook held at the Southampton campus library on September 27th. Chapbooks are the literary DIY project of choice and the results,

Posted in Art, Books, Preservation, Southampton

How to Make a Chapbook

SBU Libraries’ Preservation Department will be out in Southampton on Wednesday, September 27th, teaching students how to assemble their own chapbooks. Chapbooks are handmade, bound collections of writings.  They have a storied history, having served as conveyors of everything from

Posted in MFA Writing & Literature, Preservation, Southampton

The Music Library’s Reel-to-Reel Recordings

The Music Library’s reel-to-reel recordings represent the early history of the University’s Music Department.  For several decades, faculty and student recitals, symphony, chamber music and choral concerts were recorded directly to the reels, and archived in the Music Library.  Among

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Melville Library, Music, Music Library, Preservation

Tiny Book Making in the SBU Preservation Department

On April 12th, Arielle Hessler, SBU Bookbinder and Preservation Technician, hosted a tiny book making event in the library’s Preservation Department. Participants learned the basics of bookbinding by making fully functional, 3-inch tall mini books! There were a variety of felt and

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The Art of the Book Presentation Recap

University Libraries Bookbinder Arielle Hessler presented The Art of the Book: Non-adhesive Bindings for the April installment of the University Libraries Colloquium Series last Thursday. The presentation focused on bookbinding styles from different parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe, and their cultural

Posted in Libraries, Preservation

Bookbinding with the Preservation Department

The SBU Libraries Preservation Department just wrapped up a series of new bookbinding workshops on campus. Arielle Hessler, Preservation Technician and Bookbinder, taught campus students, faculty and staff how to make leather and felt tiny book keychains and necklaces. Each

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Preservation

SOMAS and Library collaborate to re-issue previously published works

The Stony Brook University Libraries and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) announces the online, re-issue in digital format of the school’s well established and respected, published research —  Special Reports and Working Papers series.  Previously published in bound

Posted in Digital Collections, Environmental Art, Architecture and Design, Environmental Humanities, Libraries, Library Science, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Preservation, Research, Sustainability, Technology, Uncategorized

Art Criticism Now Online!

               Art Criticism now online Art Criticism was published by the Department of Art’s program of Art History and Criticism starting in the spring of 1979 and commencing in the spring of 2010.  During that period,

Posted in Art, Digital Collections, Environmental Art, Architecture and Design, Libraries, Library Science, New and Notable, Preservation