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Preservation Office

Preservation Advice for Libraries, Historical Societies and Home Collections

The preservation of books, newspapers, documents, photographs, videos, CDs and other materials is made easier with proper storage and proper handling policies.

It is very important to:

More information

Course 3: Processing, Lesson 3: Preservation in the Basics of Archives from the American Association of State and Local History. It is an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices.

Preservation 101 from the Northeast Document Conservation Center is an online course you can take free of charge. Occasionally NEDCC offers this as an interactive online class as well, where you can exchange questions and answers with an instructor. Watch the NEDCC site for announcements.

Preservation workshops and conferences in Connecticut

TAKING CARE
CONSERVATION AND REPAIR
DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS
THE STORAGE ENVIRONMENT
DISASTER PLANNING AND RECOVERY
DIGITAL PROJECTS

Prepared by Connecticut State Library Preservation Office staff; last updated May 2010.