Conservation and Preservation Resources


Information, Tools, and Educational resources

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
NEDCC is a trusted resource for information on the preservation of paper-based collections.

Image Permanence Institute (IPI)
IPI is committed to preservation research, environmental planning, monitoring and analysis.
IPI provides information, consulting services, and practical tools to libraries, archives, and museums.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
CCAHA provides expertise in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage and offers educational programs and seminars.

Library of Congress - Preservation Directorate
The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate provides information on collection care, conservation, emergency management, preservation science and offers preservation workshops.

California Preservation Program
The California Preservation Program provides preservation education, training, and assistance needs.

National Park Services Conserve O Grams
Short, focused leaflets covering the care, handling, and storage of a variety of collection items and formats.


Professional Organizations

American Institute for Conservation for Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
AIC provides information and professional development courses on collections care.

Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS) - Association of Library and Technical Services - American Library Association
The Preservation & Reformatting Section focuses on the preservation and reformatting of library materials in all types of institutions and applying new technologies to to ensure continued access to library collections.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA )
AMIA supports the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

Preservation and Conservation Section - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
IFLA Preservation and Conservation is concerned with the preservation of the world's documentary heritage. It provides an international forum for all types of libraries to exchange, develop and disseminate knowledge and experience dealing with theories, policies and practices for the preservation of all recorded knowledge, regardless of the storage medium.