This year, preservation week is April 22-28. It is meant to be used by libraries and other institutions to connect the community through events, activities, and resources that highlight what can be done to preserve our personal and shared collections of books, manuscripts, photographs, prints and drawings, and objects such as maps, textiles, paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and furniture.
U.S. institutions hold more than 4.8 billion items, 2/3s of which are housed in libraries. This leaves almost 2 billion items in the homes of individuals, families and other community buildings. The average person has no idea how preservation works and the science behind it.
- To learn more about what to do if your collection gets wet, the library of congress has a great website. https://www.loc.gov/preservation/emergprep/dry.html
- For tips on general collection care, follow this link https://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/
- Preservation of library & archival materials : a manual call number: 025.7 P926 3rd floor
- Library materials preservation manual : practical methods for preserving books, pamphlets, and other printed materials call number: 025.7 K984L 3rd floor