Saturday, January 13, 2007

Florence Flood Video Online

The University of Utah has provided digital access to "The Restoration of Books, Florence 1968", a 39-minute video shot in the aftermath of the infamous floods. The original purpose of the film, made by Roger Hill for the Royal College of Art (London) was to aid U.S. fundraising efforts. "It shows library collections devastated by the November 1966 flood and several of the restoration techniques employed by the conservators who went to the rescue," notes College and Research Libraries News.