The AABC Archivist's Toolkit: Preservation and Emergency Planning

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CCI Notes Canadian Conservation Institute

NEDCC Preservation Leaflets Northeast Document Conservation Center

Conserv O Grams US National Parks

CoOl -- Conservation Online Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation

Sustainable Preservation Strategies Image Permenance Institute - video

NAGARA Online Document Library & Webinars. NAGARA: National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (as of March 2017 you need to be a NAGARA member to access this resource)

Resources for professionals U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Library of Congress Preservation Library of Congress 

CLIR Publications Council on Library and Information Resources

Preservation and Access International Newsletter Council on Library and Information Resources

Creating Enclosures Using Microsoft Excel (pgs 52-61) by Shelagh Linklater. See also Instructions for Using Enclosure Tool and the MS Excel Enclosure Tool

The Safeguarding of Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles, Preservation Strategy (web edition) International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archvies (IASA)

For a list of Conservators, please contact the AABC EAS Advisor.



Developing a Conservation Policy for the Museum Ontario Museum Notes #4

PRONI Preservation of Records, Preservation Policy Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Assessing Preservation Needs : a Self-Survey Guide  Northeast Document Conservation Center

Building Blocks for a Preservation Policy National Preservation Office, UK



Preservation Self-Assessment Program University of Illinois Libraries


IPH: welcome to fibre space International Association of Paper Historians

Paper and Books CCI Notes, Canadian Conservation Institute


Wilhelm Imaging Research

Image Permanence Institute

Photographic Media Storage Enclosures BC Archival Preservation Service

Cold Storage of Photographs at the City of Vancouver Archives Canadian Council of Archives

Cold Storage  (US National Park Service)

The Storage Guide for Color Photographic Materials  Image Permanence Institute

A Guide to the Preventive Conservation of Photograph Collections / Bertrand Lavédrine (Getty Conservation Institute, 2003)

Sound and Film

Image Permanence Institute

A/V Artifact Atlas 

Videotape  Identification and Assessment Guide Texas Commission on the Arts

Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries and Museums National Film Preservation Foundation (free pdf download)

Care for AudioVisual Materials National Film and Sound Archive, Australia

Film Preservation Handbook National Film and Sound Archive, Australia

Audiotape Digitisation Workflow Training for Audiovisual Preservation in Europe

List of AV preservation articles/resources (March 2018) from AABC AV webinar

Digital / Electronic Records

Guidelines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio Objects International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives

Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program Technical Guidelines Library of Congress

PADI gateway to international digital preservation resources National Library of Australia

CLIR Reports Council on Library and Information Resources

  • Sample reports:
  • Pub 141. Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization, A White Paper / Oya Y. Rieger. February 2008
  • Pub 92. Authenticity in a Digital Environment. May 2000
  • Pub 80. Why Digitize?/ Abby Smith. February 1999
  • Pub 69. Digitization as a Method of Preservation? / Hartmut Weber and Marianne Dorr. October 1997

Electronic Storage Media CoOl - Conservation Online

Sustainability of Digital Formats Library of Congress

Optical Disk Media, BC Archival Preservation Service (Archives Association of British Columbia)

Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation & Access, Northeast Document Conservation Center


 Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program AvSAP - University of Illinois

Sound Directions Field Audio Collection Evaluation Tool FACET - Indiana University

Visual & Playback Inspection Rating System ViPIRS - New York University


Building an Emergency Plan: A Guide for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. The Getty Conservation Institute

Emergency Preparedness: Introduction Library of Congress Preservation

First Aid for Fire Damaged Audio Visual Material National Film and Sound Archive - Australia

Preventive Conservation CCI Notes, Canadian Conservation Institute

Emergency Management BC Provincial Emergency Program



Carr McLean

Conservation Resources International

Gaylord Archival

Light Impressions 

Lines 'n Curves (formerly) Archival

University Products 

Directory of Archival Suppliers - Archives Canada

Bury Media and Supplies (note: company is no longer selling archival supplies as of June 2016).


(for sources click here)

Mould Prevention and Collection Recovery: Guidelines for Heritage Collections (CCI Technical Bulletin #26) / Sherry Guild and Maureen MacDonald (Canadian Conservation Institute, 2004)

A Guide to the Preventive Conservation of Photograph Collections / Bertrand Lavédrine, 2003

An Ounce of Prevention: Integrated Disaster Planning for Archives, Libraries, and Record Centers / Johanna G. Wellheiser, 2nd ed. Boston: Scarecrow Press, 2002, 288p. ($29.00 from CCA)

Help! A Survivors Guide to Emergency Preparedness /Cynthia Ball and Audrey Yardley-Jones, eds. Edmonton: Museums Alberta, 2001, 298 pp.

New Tools for Preservation: Assessing Long-Term Environmental Effects on Library and Archives Collections / James M. Reilly, Douglas W. Nishimura, and Edward Zinn (Commission on Preservation and Access, 1995)

The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures / Henry Wilhelm and Carol Brower Wilhelm, 1993. 744p

Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints / by James M. Reilly (Eastman Kodak Company,1986)

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