Welcome to Preservation 101. Use the menu on the left to navigate through sessions. Each chapter of the course is supplemented with additional resources and activities. More information about the use and structure of the course can be found under the Introduction page.
This free online resource provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program, and includes a discussion of preservation policies, building and environment, care and handling of collection materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and conservation practices.
This newly revised edition includes expanded information on caring for audiovisual collections, digital preservation and copyright, and emergency management. The textbook includes activities and readings designed to aid institutions and private individuals performing their own preservation planning. The Preservation 101 course has a long history as an authoritative and succinct reference for professionals, students, and individuals.
The Preservation 101 textbook is the foundation for NEDCC’s annual online course in general preservation, conducted via live webinars and other online methods. See Preservation 101 Online Course.
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