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

NEW DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm:  Reengineering Broken Book Spines Demonstration.  90 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, Room 021. Harvard Library Preservation Services invites you to a demonstration of custom-made, functional, and historically conscious treatment that serves well for both special and general collections care. If you do not have a Harvard ID, RSVP to preserve_wpc@harvard.edu to be added to the guest list.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm:  Nano Papers by Remy Dreyfus. 90 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, Room 021.  If you do not have a Harvard ID, RSVP to preserve_wpc@harvard.edu to be added to the guest list.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:30-1:30 pm:  Compensation for Loss in the Conservation of Photographic Materials Workshop Review.  90 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, Room 007. Conservator Elena Bulat will present highlights of this FAIC-sponsored workshop at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. If you do not have a Harvard ID, please email preserve_wpc@harvard.edu to be added to the guest list.

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!