Library Preservation

Lib & Info Science > Preservation See also Academic Info: Museum Studies

For Digital Preservation see our Digital Library: Research & Methods page.

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Library of Congress: Preservation
Sections include emergency preparedness, caring for your collection, online publications, links to other resources

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AATA Online
Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
"...enhances the preservation of our global cultural patrimony by providing high quality, peer-reviewed abstracts of the international literature of conservation and heritage management in a free online database. Updated quarterly, AATA Online currently includes abstracts of over 100,000 citations, enabling practitioners from many fields of heritage preservation to identify and select resources relevant to their work."
- The Getty

Conservation OnLine (CoOL)
Resources for Conservation Professionals
"CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials."

Harvard University Library Preservation Center
Written for Harvard University libraries but contains useful general information

PADI - Preserving Access to Digital Information
"PADI is a subject gateway to digital preservation resources"
Sections include: Projects ; Organizations ; Bibliographies ; Discussion Lists ; Glossaries ; Journals ; Digital Libraries ; Issues ; Strategies...and more.
- National Library of Australia

Preservation Services Homepage, Dartmouth College Library
Sections include: Collection Emergencies ; FAQs ; Book Repair Manual ; Treatments ; Book Arts Binding ; Preservation Links.

Preserving Digital Information: Final Report and Recommendations
Task force cosponsored by the Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA) and the Research Libraries Group (RLG)

A Simple Book Repair Manual
"The web version of the Simple Book Repair Manual was created by members of Preservation Services, Dartmouth College Library."

Photographs & Films

Albumen - albumen photographs: history, science and preservation
"Presenting the art and science of albumen printing, this site brings together 19th Century technical instruction, contemporary research, an online forum for conservation treatment and a wealth of images. This unique resource is dedicated to those who value the application of technology to the creative process of image making."
By John Burke, Walter Henry, Paul Messier, Timothy Vitale and Stanford University Libraries.

National Film Preservation Board
Library of Congress

For Digital Preservation see our Digital Library: Research & Methods page.





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