Center for Digital Collections: Conservation Unit


The Center for Digital Collections: Conservation Unit is responsible for the physical care of the University of Delaware Library’s collections. As a research library, it is our continuing task to maintain the collections in good condition so that they are available for both present and future users. This means protecting the collections from avoidable damage and deterioration, repairing materials when they become worn from use, and replacing or copying materials that cannot be repaired. Preventive programs include disaster preparedness, promotion of careful handling and storage practices, and monitoring environmental conditions. Remedial activities include conservation treatment, digital imaging, and photocopying.

Please read An Ounce of Prevention to learn more about the causes of damage and deterioration, and what library staff and users can do to help preserve the collections. Follow the links below for information about our remedial and preventive programs, and links to other preservation information on the Web.


Center for Digital Collections-- Staff List | Units and Activities | Guide to Book Damage | How You Can Help Preserve the Collections

Collection-Related Emergencies-- Disaster Plan | Mold | Wet Books

Preservation Information on the Web-- Preservation Information -- Suppliers and Service Providers -- Regional Appraisers, Bookbinders, and Conservators


Preservation Home | Staff | Units and Activities | How You Can Help Preserve the Collections | Disaster Plan | Mold | Wet Books | Identifying Book Damage | Preservation Information, Links to Preservation Suppliers and Service Providers, Regional Appraisers, Bookbinders, and Conservators
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