Preparing, Protecting, Preserving Family Treasures Library of Congress
Caring For Your Treasures American Institute for Conservation
How to Care For ... Canadian Conservation Institute
The Preservation Office of the Emory University Libraries was established in September 1985 to support preservation activities in all of the Emory Libraries. The Preservation staff act as a resource for the latest conservation techniques and preservation information, maintain the disaster plan for all Emory libraries, and monitor environmental conditions and light levels to protect our collections in storage and exhibition areas in all library buildings. The Conservation Unit, established in 1987, provides care for the physical condition of all Emory University library collections, both rare and circulating.
Staff of the Preservation Office have played active roles in local and regional preservation efforts, such as teaching LYRASIS (formerly SOLINET) book repair workshops, participating in the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance and the Southeast Regional Conservation Association, and acting as consultants to our community and the public. Nationally, staff have been or are involved in the American Institute of Conservation, The Guild of Bookworkers, American Library Association (participating as committee chairs and in program and conference planning committees), the Library Binding Institute, the Association for Information and Image Management, the Research Libraries Group, and NISO. All staff are committed to acting as information resources concerning preservation issues.
The prime responsibilities of the Conservation Unit are conservation of special collections materials and physical treatment of the general circulating collections of all the Emory libraries.
Conservation Unit staff provide public education, training, preventative services and a broad range of conservation services including:
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Director, Content Division
Book & Paper Collections Conservation
Head of Library Conservation
Conservation Coordinator, Exhibitions