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Tips for Searching for Books

  • Try a keyword search and add these phrases: "preservation" or "conservation." 
  • Try a variety of words to describe the material or object that you want preservation information about and then look at the subject headings for the catalog record that seems most useful.  For example, "video" might lead to the more narrow subject heading of "video tapes" or the more general subject headings for "audio-visual materials," "magnetic tape," or "moving image."  You will probably find useful information under all of those subject headings.
  • Refine your results using the links along the left of your search results to narrow the scope of your search to:
    • books under Resource Type or Format
    • and related Topics

Keywords and Subjects

A keyword and subject heading list to help you get started.  Note that this is not comprehensive.

General

  • Archival materials - Conservation and restoration
  • Cultural property - Protection
  • Libraries - Safety measures
  • Library materials - Conservation and restoration
  • Material culture - Conservation and restoration
  • Museum conservation methods

Art

  • Art -- Conservation and restoration
  • Art objects - Conservation and restoration
  • Painting - Conservation and restoration

Audio

  • Sound recordings - Conservation and restoration
  • Sound recordings - Digitization

Books and Paper

  • Books - Conservation and restoration
  • Manuscripts - Conservation and restoration
  • Paper - Preservation

Digital Materials

  • Computer files - Conservation and restoration
  • Digital preservation
  • Electronic publications - Conservation and restoration
  • Electronic records - Conservation and restoration
  • Preservation metadata

Photographs & Moving Images

  • Motion picture film - Preservation
  • Video tapes - Conservation and restoration
  • Photographs - Conservation and restoration

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