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.
Photo Archives: The Place of Photographs conference review
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. Photograph Cataloger Robert Burton will summarize the highlights of a conference on photograph archives at Oxford University, UK.
Conservation at Harvard: Interns and Fellows Present Recent Projects
Monday, May 15, 2017. The Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library and the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums invite you to a program on conservation and preservation topics given by interns and fellows across Harvard’s libraries and museums. We hope you will join us for this opportunity for the Harvard preservation community to come together, learn about each other’s work, and socialize. Light refreshments will be provided.
Featured News & Collections
While Harvard's library digitization efforts have presented new opportunities for scholars to access and preserve sources for posterity, they have also brought their own set of challenges.
Baker Library mounts exhibit on long career of scientific inventor, founder of Polaroid
A major exhibit about the formative years of Polaroid Corporation, drawn from the extensive Polaroid Archives donated to Baker Library in 2006, includes a tribute to the revolutionary Polaroid Land Camera that brought "instant photography" to the...
Harvard University has launched a project to digitize almost half a million items from its 17th and 18th century archives – the largest digitizing effort the university has ever undertaken.
A Harvard librarian has uncovered a long-lost document from those tangled disputes: a hand-drawn map that may be the earliest surviving one showing New Jersey’s northern...
Conservators at the Weissman Preservation Center have been busy preparing for Houghton’s upcoming exhibition, Shakespeare: His Collected Works, which...