Category Archives: Preservation

[Grant] 2012-2013 Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grant Application

Subject:  Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grant Application Now Available

The Conservation/Preservation Discretionary online grant application for 2012-2013 is now available at: If you do not currently have a user name and password to access the online application, please go to

The New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials provides $500,000 each year for preserving materials in the collections of libraries, archives, historical societies and similar agencies.  The grant awards for 2012-2013 will be limited to a minimum of $2,500 and a maximum of $40,000.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, December 2, 2011.

Questions about the program should be addressed to:

Barbara Lilley
Conservation/Preservation Program Officer
New York State Library
Room 10B41, Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 486-4864


Freezing Water Damaged Books to Save Them

[via Lifehacker]

Lifehacker posts what tehy call a “Macgyver Tip” once in a while dedicated to Do It Yourself solutions. I thought this was an interesting article for saving water damaged books. Sounds like a simple solution if you need to save wet books, and it mentions that there are commercial options for the water damage to large collections. Worth a look for archivist and preservationists out there, or maybe this was a trick of the trade you already knew about!