Care of Collections
of Congress Preservation Directorate Caring for Your Collections
These publications from the Preservation Directorate answer many questions about the care, handling and storage of your valuable collections.
Documentation Conservation Center (NEDCC) Preservation Leaflets
NEDCC's mission is to improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions without in-house conservation facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation and conservation fields.
Preservation 101 from NEDCC is a comprehensive self-paced online course that focuses on the preservation of paper collections and related formats. Participants will learn about the basics of preservation in the context of small and moderately-sized library or archival collections – how to identify deteriorated materials, how to properly care for collections, and how to set priorities for preservation.
Last Updated: 02/07/2013