General Conservation and Preservation Information Sites
Conservation Online (CoOL) is a searchable full text library of conservation information about library, archives and museum materials with numerous links to other conservation sites and information. Search the entire CoOL site: Conservation DistList Search Page
The American Institute for Conservation of Historical 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. Guidelines for selecting a conservator, a complete list of AIC online publications, online articles from the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) and online articles from the AIC Book and Paper Group Annual can be accessed through these links.
National Park Service Museum Management Program Conserve O Grams are documents in pdf form presenting up to date methods for preservation and conservation.
Chicora Foundation - links to a variety of preservation websites covering many types of materials.
The American Library Association provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. American Library Association preservation information
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance the field of conservation through scientific research, field projects, education and training, and the dissemination of information in various media.
The Henry Ford Benson Ford Research Center – Caring for Your Artifacts preservation fact sheets
International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) and bibliography of ICOM Publications 1946 to date.
Collections Trust is packed with information, market intelligence, opinion and comment about issues that affect all those in the collections community in the UK and internationally.
Saving Your Treasures provides practical and effective methods to help ensure that artifacts, photographs and documents will survive into the future.
Bibliographic Databases for Conservation Literature
These resources provide citations and abstracts for publications in the field of Preservation and Conservation of Library and Museum artifacts. If you do not have access to the print literature, individual articles can be ordered via Document Delivery.
BCIN provides access to over 190,000 bibliographic citations for conservation.
AATA Online is a comprehensive database of 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.
Regional Conservation Organizations
Each area of the United States has an organization devoted to library preservation. Services offered and individual organizations are listed at:
Amigos Library Services consists of over 750 libraries and cultural institutions, located primarily in the southwestern United States. They train and consult on many preservation issues.