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Conservation and Preservation Resources: Online Resources

Conservation and preservation resources for peers, students, and members of the community.

Making Books, 1947

1947 film on book production from the Internet Archive. Click here for more viewing options.

Bookbinders, 1961

This film from the Internet Archive shows the work of bookbinders and the final steps in the process of manufacturing printed books. From the "Americans at Work" series. Has anything changed since 1947?

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Online Resources

Programatic Descriptions and Mission Statements:

Online Preservation Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Preservation: The Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP) web course is an introduction to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections. Offered by ALA/ALCTS.
  • Preservation 101: Preservation basics for paper and media collections. Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
  • Preservation Education Curriculum: An expanded version of Preservation 101 for paper and media collections. Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
  • Topics in Preservation Series: Special TOPS 50th Event: Introduction to the Work of the New Preservation Science Laboratories of the Library of Congress
  • Preservation Education Directory: Last published in 2002, the Preservation Education Directory has recently been edited and updated with current contact information and course listings for graduate level preservation and preservation-related courses at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The Preservation Education Directory also lists institutions and organizations that provide continuing education courses in preservation.


Reference and Listservs:

General Preservation:

Book Repair and Care and Handling:

Other Media:

  • The Graphics Atlas: Graphics Atlas is a new online resource that brings sophisticated print identification and characteristic exploration tools to archivists, curators, historians, collectors, conservators, educators, and the general public. The Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology began initial development of this resource in 2006.
  • A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovisual Media Video Series: The series is produced by the Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts (CCAHA).
  • Video Aids to Film Preservation: Resources including videos on film preservation. 

Historic Bindings:

Subject Guide

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Peter D. Verheyen
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Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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