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Nature does require her times of preservation. — William Shakespeare, Henry VIII, Act III, sc. 2



Library of Congress (YouTube Channel)
Digital Preservation (Library of Congress)


preservation : to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Preservation is a set of preventive conservation activities aimed at prolonging the life of a record, book, or object while making as few changes as possible. Preservation activities vary widely and may include monitoring the condition of items, maintaining the temperature and humidity in collection storage areas, writing a plan in case of emergencies, digitizing items, writing relevant metadata, and increasing accessibility. Preservation is practiced in a library, archive or museum by a librarian, archivist, or museum professional when they perceive a record is in need of maintenance. — Wikipedia

Cultural heritage preservation is the deliberate act of keeping cultural heritage from the present for the future. — Wikipedia

Conservation and restoration of cultural property focuses on protection and care of cultural property (tangible cultural heritage), including artworks, architecture, archaeology, archival and and museum collections. Conservation activities include preventive conservation, examination, documentation, research, treatment, and education. — Wikipedia



Talks about Cultural Preservation (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)




Cultural Heritage, Heritage Movements (Wikipedia)

Cultural Preservation (World History Encyclopedia)


DDC: 025.8 Preservation and Conservation (Library Thing)
Subject: Cultural Preservation (Library Thing)

Subject: Cultural Preservation (Open Library)

LCC: Z 701.3 Preservation (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Cultural Preservation (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: Z 701.3 Preservation (Library of Congress)
Subject: Cultural Preservation (Library of Congress)

Subject: Cultural Preservation (WorldCat)




National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE)

Preservation Education Curriculum (Northeast Document Conservation Center)
Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and media Collections (Northeast Document Conservation Center)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


History and Theory of Historic Preservation (MIT OCW)


Conservation Topics (COOL: Conservation Online)

Preservation and Conservation (Canadian Conservation Institute)
Care of Objects and Collections (Canadian Conservation Institute)

Conserve-O-Grams (Museum Management Program, National Park Service)


Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Librarians (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Librarians and Library Media Specialists (Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC)

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)


Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC, AIC)
JCMS Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies (JCMS)

Cultural Preservation (JSTOR)


Smithsonian Museums, Galleries, and Zoo (Official Website)
Smithsonian Institution (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Smithsonian Institution (Wikipedia)


Cultural Preservation (




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Preservation Stewardship
History Collection (Classification)
Museum Objects (CCO)
Archive Records (EAD)
Library Resources (DDC, LCC)



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