Preservation Services

The Harvard Library holds the largest academic library collection in the world, and the age and vulnerability of its vast holdings vary widely. The Harvard Library Preservation Program comprises state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff committed to ensuring that library materials remain secure and usable for contemporary and future scholars by employing a variety of strategies for conserving materials, digitizing collections, preserving library content in digital formats, and providing robust education and outreach programs.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 12:30-1:00 PM: Magnets in Conservation Workshop Review. 90 Mt. Auburn St. Attendee Amanda Hegarty will give a short presentation of highlights from the recent Ferrous Attractions – The Science Behind the Magic Magnets in Conservation Workshop.  If you don't have a Harvard ID, email to be added to the guest list.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm:  Update on AV Survey and Media Preservation.  Lamont Library Forum Room, Harvard Square. AVPreserve recently completed a large-scale survey of audiovisual collections across Harvard libraries. Come hear about the findings, how this fits with other related initiatives, and the range of services available through Media Preservation Services. Speakers: Brenda Bernier, Ann Whiteside, and Dave Ackerman.  HUID only.

September 24 - 27, 2018: iPRES 2018. Boston and Cambridge, MA.  Co-hosted by Harvard Library and MIT Libraries, iPRES is the premier and longest-running conference series on digital preservation. Since 2004, we have had annual iPRES conferences in rotation around the globe on four continents so far. Our conference brings together 300-400 scientists, students, researchers, archivists, librarians, providers, and other experts to share recent developments, innovative projects, and to collaboratively solve problems. Come celebrate our 15th conference at iPRES 2018 in Boston and Cambridge, MA!  Registration required.