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Web Sites

Disaster Preparedness -- Disaster Response

This site from the New York State Archives, Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department, lists resources useful in preparing for disasters or responding to a disaster.

Guide to Navigating Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration Disaster Aid for Cultural Institutions (2009)

"This publication is a general guide to seeking federal funding to aid in disaster response and recovery. The steps outlined here are based on current federal policies, some of which are under review. Heritage Preservation has tried to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. However, Heritage Preservation assumes no liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in this publication. Please read carefully the policies and regulations cited."

Conservation OnLine (CoOL)

CoOL is a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries. It offers a full text library of conservation information which covers a wide span of topics of interest to those interested in the conservation of museum, library and archival materials.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

"NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation.  Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships."

Heritage Preservation: The National Institute for Conservation

The National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC) serves as a national forum for conservation and preservation activities in the United States. It provides national leadership and coordination to promote and facilitate the conservation and preservation of the nation's heritage, including works of art, anthropological artifacts, documents, historic objects, architecture and natural science specimens.

E-mail Lists


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Conservation DistList

The list participants include more than 6,000 people from more than 80 countries, including conservators from several archivists, curators, librarians, and academics. Subscription and other information


This list was created by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) of the American Library Association, as a supplement to the Preservation Course and Workshop Instructors Discussion Group of the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS). Subscribe


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Last Updated: September 17, 2021 -- sm; for questions or comments contact Barbara Lilley