Preservation Section

The Preservation Section of the Society of American Archivists promotes the preservation of archives and manuscript collections managed by collecting repositories, including government, academic and cultural heritage institutions, in the United States. Our mission is to raise awareness of and disseminate information about the preservation of archival materials regardless of format. The Section offers access to its resources to the membership of the Preservation Section, the membership of the Society of American Archivists, and to anyone interested in preservation.

The Preservation Section Twitter Conference returns for Preservation Week 2020

Please join the SAA Preservation Section for #PresTC2020, an ALA Preservation Week Twitter Conference organized by the Society of American Archivists Preservation Section. Join in the conversation on Twitter on Thursday, April 29th 2020 by following #PresTC2020. A Call for Proposals will be posted on February 21st, 2020.


Preservation Section Election 2019
Our new Vice-Chair/Chair Elect is Kara McClurken & Member-At-Large is Karen Gracy (full slate on the election info page). Thank you to all who volunteered to run!

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Recent News & Announcements

The 2019 election is for Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Member-At-Large as well as an update to our Section standing rules. Election will run June 25-July 16. Section members will receive an email with a unique Survey Monkey link to vote.
The Preservation Section Twitter Conference returns for Preservation Week 2020
This is an update to the Preservation Section's standing rules which reflects new operating procedures and the section's role in supporting the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives. Section members are invited to vote on this referendum during elections in July.
Join in on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 for a Preservation Week Twitter Conference from 1-3:20 PM EDT. Just follow along the hashtag #PresTC19 for a series of lightning talks. Presenters will be available for Q&A following their time blocks.
SAA18 meeting information, including the Preservation Section Sched and the Section Meeting Schedule.
NEW! Preservation bookmarks featuring the agents of deterioration are now available to download.
Call for papers for #PresTC Preservation Week Twitter Conference.
The 2016-2017 Preservation Section Annual Report is now available on the Reports Page.
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