Preservation Tips

In honor of Preservation Week and the 30th Anniversary of the Preservation Standing Committee, the Committee introduced a monthly feature, the “Preservation Tip of the Month,” in April 2013. The monthly tip, sent as an e-mail via the TS-SIS discussion list, highlights tricks, resources, and collections to help you reach your preservation goals.

If you have topics you would like to see highlighted, or suggestions for resources, please send those to Narine Bournoutian at or Lauren Seney at

March 2018

How prepared is your institution if an unexpected disaster strikes? The Museum of Modern Art has a list of disaster recovery resources for museums, libraries, and archives. These include organizations who provide 24/7 disaster assistance advice, health and safety information, best practices for preparedness, and links to local and national recovery service vendors.

February 2018

Once again, ALCTS is offering its four-week web course: Fundamentals of Preservation. They offer four different sessions, starting from February 26 and running through November 16. The course features weekly instructor-moderated chats that students are asked to attend live, with set assignment and quiz deadlines- but otherwise, students may complete the work at their own pace.


Are you planning any AV preservation projects? Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) has a handy resource list, including tips for vendor proposals, metadata standards, and digitization best practices for both analog and born digital materials.