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Preservation at Northern: Web Resources

This guide provides links and materials regarding collection preservation and repairs at NIU's University Libraries.

A Brief Note

A Note About Preservation

NEDCC conservator repairing rare book spineNorthern Illinois University has the capability to handle a sophisticated amount of preservation, but it does not have a full department or dedicated preservationist.

Preservation is also not conservation, and NIU does not have the ability to dedicate trained personnel to that task.

The resources below offer information about the tasks common to preservation in universities, and may give a sense of what NIU might be able to successfully do. Use the Contact information on Sending Books to Repair for more information.


Web Resources

National Bureau of Standards preserving the U.S. Declaration of
Independence in 1951 (source)