Resources for Preservation
Library collections can contain hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands of items. A majority of a library collection may be books, but collections can also contain photographs, CDs, DVDs, archival materials, maps, slides, sound recordings, film, and even digitized material or born digital material. Library collections require proper care, handling, and appropriate preservation strategies. And good stewardship does not just pertain to the items either. To ensure longevity of collections, the stability of the building environment plays an important role. The resources provided here contain videos, webinars, PDFs, guides, tutorials, fact sheets, and helpful terminology for general collections care along with specialized needs and topics.