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

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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.