Preservation Publications and Resources


Some of the following may be out of date.  More current resources should also be consulted such as those available from the following websites:

Society of American Archivists Preservation Section
Provides information on electronic records and digital preservation, care of books and paper, audio-visual materials, exhibits, conservation and finding a conservator, professional preservation groups and departments, bibliographies, finding grants, workshops and training, and career opportunities.

Library of Congress
Preservation Department (with “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Caring for Your Collections” other useful information for the public)

The National Archives – For Family Historians and Genealogists
Caring for family papers, photographs, films.  Considering your own digitization project and more.

Conservation OnLine (COOL)
Extensive site with resources for Conservation Professionals as well as the general public.  Source for suppliers.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
Provides preservation information to museums, libraries, archives, historical organizations, and other cultural institutions.

Colorado Connecting to Collections
An initiative that aims to increase awareness of and support for collections and their long-term care and preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector.

National Park Service ConserveOGrams
Short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects, published in loose-leaf format.

Environmental Monitoring Kits (EMK) for loan from Colorado Connection to Collections. Each kit includes:
PEM2 easy-to-use temperature and humidity logger
Designed for use in libraries and cultural institutions
NO user setup or installation of software is required
Data may be downloaded to your computer and accessed as a spreadsheet or text document
Analyze data and create detailed reports and graphs at
Canon Power Shot Camera
To learn more and submit a request to borrow a kit for either a one or three month period of time, please see our website:

Local Archival Consultants

List of locally available archival consults, their certifications, areas of expertise, and contact information. This document is provided in .PDF and .XLSX formats, respectively

SRMA – Local Consultants (.pdf)
SRMA – Local Consultants (.xlsx)

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