Northwest Document Conservation Center: NEDCC Preservation Leaflets
NEDCC’s Preservation Services department provides
free preservation advice to institutions and individuals worldwide. The Center provides
Preservation Leaflets with information on a wide variety of preservation topics and links to additional resources.
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
AIC is a national membership organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural Material. See also: AIC Conservation Wiki
Canadian Conservation Institute: Ten Agents of Deterioration
The CCI developed a framework for the preventative conservation of heritage objects in museum and archive collections. This framework identifies the 10 primary threats.
National Information Standards Organization (NISO): Library Binding
This document gives a detailed and thorough description of the binding process.
Library of Congress: Collections Care
This Library of Congress page provides suggestions for handling and storage of various media types to prevent damage as well as guidelines for binding and repair should damage arise.
Alaska State Library: Conservation Book Repair
This website provides access to the chapter of a training manual on book repair, from the basics to more advanced operations.
Library of Congress: Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery
This Library of Congress page provides a list of priorities to keep in mind when disaster strikes.
Western Association for Art Conservation. Salvage at a Glance
Salvage Operations for Water Damaged Archival Collections: A Second Glance
Minnesota Historical Society Conservation. Salvage Procedures for Wet Items
American Institute for Conservation (AIC): Disaster Response and Recovery
This AIC page provides instructions for how to respond onsite to a disaster, and how the collection should be handled in the ensuing fallout.
Harvard Library: Emergency Response & Emergency Preparedness
These pages provide a number of links to aid in salvage and recovery of various media in differing conditions after a disaster.
Council of State Archivists: CoSA’s Pocket Response Plan
The Pocket Response Plan (PreP) is a concise document for recording essential information needed by staff in case of disaster.