Organizations & Vendors

PreservationUpdates (Yahoo! Group)

“To Preserve and Protect”
Cybercast of October 2000 program on preservation and security at the Library of Congress

“25 Years of Preservation Research,” October 20, 2010

“Assessing Options for Large Collections I,” March 15, 2011

“Assessing Options for Large Collections II,” March 15, 2011

“Transitioning to a Digital Future,” October 20, 2011

The Abbey Newsletter
Issues from 1975 to October 2003 are online. Some issues are missing in this span. All issues are searchable. There is an author index and a title index.

Preservation leaflets on general topics, book repair, emergency preparedness and recovery, and replacements.

Archival Products
Source of archival quality pamphlet binders, enclosures, and other products.

Association of Research Libraries
ARL Preservation Program, several publications, including annual Preservation Statistics and Preservation Planning Program Resource Guide series. (ARL homepage) (specific page for ARL publications) (2009 publications catalog, the newest one retrievable)

British Library Preservation Advisory Centre
Publications (including booklets. E-newsletter, E-resources, Presentations, Conference Papers, Reports/Guides, Journals, Poster).

California Preservation, Helping Preserve Heritage Collections
Services: Disaster Assistance, Consulting Services, Guide to California Preservation Program Services.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Click on “Services” to read about their preservation survey program.

Conservation OnLine
Searchable database of preservation associations and newsletters

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Online reports on specific aspects of preservation and description of projects, such as Examining the State of Preservation Programs in American College and University Libraries and the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections.


Hardcover Binders International / Library Binding Institute
List of members with mail addresses, email addresses and URLs; subscription information for New Library Scene (periodical about binding); glossary of binding terms.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Source of grants for museums and libraries singly or cooperatively.

Library of Congress American Memory. Technical Information on Building Digital Collections : a Technical Overview
This page gives current solutions to technical challenges and solutions devised and implemented in the past. The page is updated and expanded from time to time. It mentions Copyright, Metadata, Preservation, Scanning and Conversion, Text Mark-Up, and Background Papers.

Library of Congress Preservation Directorate
New Preservation Pamphlet Series includes “The Deterioration and Preservation of Paper: Some Essential Facts”

National Endowment for the Humanities
Their Preservation Assistance Grants can support consultants, surveys, workshop attendance, and the purchase of equipment and supplies – deadlines are April 2 each year.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Library Binding Standard: ANSI/NISO/LBI Z39.78-2000 – available online with Adobe Acrobat.

National Library of Medicine, Preservation and Collection Management Section
Preservation Policy, Preservation Practices, Preservation Program Fact Sheet, Mass Deacidification Pilot Project. Interesting to see how another discipline is addressing its preservation needs.

National Park Service Conserve O Grams
Downloadable leaflets on preservation topics

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Publications and other preservation information, including an online course, “Preservation 101” and “Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual”

OCLC Digital Collection Services
OCLC supports the entire digital life cycle from planning and processing to managing, preserving and sharing primary source materials. These options are for those institutions just beginning to digitize and for those fully engaged in the process.

Ohio Preservation Council
The Ohio Preservation Council is a broad coalition of Ohio libraries, archives, historical societies, and conservation resources. Included on the site are Preservation Issues, a Member Directory, Preservation Resources, News and Events, Education, and September 2009 Celebrating Paper – 25th Anniversary.

Regional Alliance for Preservation
Extensive annotated bibliography, links @ Education & Outreach to associations which provide Disaster Assistance, Assessments & Surveys, and Training

Society of American Archivists, Preservation Section

University Products
A source for archival and book repair supplies.