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

December 5, 2017. Gallery Talk: JFK's Harvard | Harvard's JFK. Over the past six months, record numbers of visitors have viewed this exhibition. Why did it strike a chord? What have we learned from tourists to Harvard Yard? Come hear a few remarks by Megan Sniffin-Marinoff on the experience overall. Learn from Dave Ackerman how he handled making the earliest known JFK recording accessible. Get inside information on highlighted exhibition items from JFK, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, journalist Theodore White, and others from exhibition curators Virginia Hunt, Juliana Kuipers, and Ross Mulcare (making a special appearance from Brown University).

Join curators and audio preservation experts for a gallery talk about the current exhibit, scheduled to close on December 16th.   


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