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The links to professional bodies, organisations and useful websites relating to the care and management of library, archive and museum collections are continually being updated. These sites have all been found useful to staff members in assisting enquirers. The inclusion of a website in these links does not imply any promotion of goods and services that might be offered, nor does it imply a recommendation by the Preservation Advisory Centre.

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Collection Care | Digitisation | Digital Preservation | Funding

Collection Care

Canadian Conservation Institute
Includes 'Preserving My Heritage'

Collections Link
National advisory service for collections management

Collections Australia Network
reCollections: Caring for Collections Across Australia

Conservation Information Network
Bibliographic resource for the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property

Conservation Register
Guidance on collection care and conservation

CooL Conservation Online
Comprehensive searchable site which hosts mirror sites for many preservation and conservation organisations

Library of Congress
Advice on care, handling and storage

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Includes an online course on paper preservation

Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
Guidelines and strategies for artifact and collections care


JISC Digital Media

Digital Preservation

Digital Curation Centre

Digital Preservation Coalition

Preserving access to digital information: a subject gateway to digital preservation resources


Association of Charitable Trusts

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Pilgrim Trust

The Welcome Trust (Research Resources in Medical History)