Links to Preservation Websites

Selected Links to Preservation Websites

General Preservation Links

Conservation Online(CoOL) CoOL is an online resource operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. It includes a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.

Australian National Botanic Gardens Disaster preparedness information Includes sources of disaster preparedness information including Disaster Plans from various institutions

European Information Preservation Center A gateway for information on work directed at the preservation of the documentary heritage in Europe: first of all paper-based materials, but also sound, film, photographs, and digital archives.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Develops and promotes technical standards used in a wide variety of information services. NISO is a nonprofit association accredited as a standards developer by the American National Standards Institute, the national clearinghouse for voluntary standards development in the U.S.

Library of Congress Preservation The preservation procedures described at this site have been used by the Library of Congress in the care of its collections and are considered suitable by the Library as described. (The Library will not be responsible for damage to your collection should damage result from the use of these procedures.)

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work (AIC) The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations.

National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the irreplaceable. It fights to save historic buildings and the neighborhoods and landscapes they anchor through a variety of preservation initiatives and programs.

Universal Preservation Format (UPF) Home Disseminates information about the proposed Universal Preservation Format for the archiving of media assets.

Cooperative and Regional Preservation Groups

Regional Alliance for Preservation (RAP) A national network of preservation/conservation organizations dedicated to provide preservation information to cultural institutions and the public throughout the United States. Some of the participating organizations are listed below.

Preservation Newsletters

Abbey Publications

Commission on Preservation and Access Newsletters

National Park Services Conserve O Gram

Archive of RAP Newsletters (Newletters are in PDF format)

Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC Newsletter)