The Yale Library Center for Preservation and Conservation

The Yale University Library’s Center for Preservation and Conservation supports the Library’s mission by ensuring continued access to The Library’s collections, through a program of specialized expertise, proactive stewardship, and collaboration. Since the early 1970s, the Center has preserved hundreds of thousands of books, manuscripts, archival records, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, and digital files through a comprehensive program of rebinding, conservation treatment, protective enclosures, format conversion and migration, and digital collection management.

The Center’s operations are organized into specialized units and laboratories: conservation and exhibition support, reformatting, and digital preservation. The combined expertise of the staff allows the Center to address the needs of cultural heritage objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri to e-mail and data sets.

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