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Preservation 101 is an online course that will help you learn about the basics of preservation in the context of small and moderately-sized library or archival collections. This course was produced as one component of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). The grant supported training and resources for library staff and others who do not have easy access to professional development in the field of preservation due to geographical or other barriers.

In 2004 and 2005, a live version of this course (in workshop format) was taught in the Pacific Northwest. In the first half of 2006, the Northeast Document Conservation Center and their Web production and e-learning consultant, WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, produced this online version of the course.

Course Authors

The content for Preservation 101 was written by Beth Patkus, Preservation Consultant, and reviewed and edited by Lori Foley, Director of Field Service at NEDCC. An earlier version of Preservation 101 (created for NEDCC by Karen E.K. Brown, with assistance from Beth Patkus and Julie Reilly in 2001) served as the starting point for this course. NEDCC would also like to acknowledge the important contributions of grant partners (including NCPTT) and current and former NEDCC staff to the content of this course.

Link to Course:*

The original product 1999-30 provided a first step toward the course that is available online as of 2012. The PDF document available on our website reflects the product’s original form as made available to NCPTT in 1999. The online course has been significantly updated and enhanced through additional grant funding and partnerships.

This course was made possible through Grant MT-2210-9-NC-25 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

*This course is no longer available online.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119