The sites in this section provide general and specific links to basic archival management and are subdivided by topic.


These sites link to information about basic processing of records and archival collections. Browse the Digital Preservation section below for links about managing digital collections.

Archivist's Toolkit (Archives Association of British Columbia)
Federal Record Centers
Library of Congress EAD Best Practices
Principles of Arrangement, National Archives
Records Management, Smithsonian Institution


Preservation of digitized and born digital materials includes critical planning among the staff of both the archive and the information technology departments who provide adequate and safe storage for these collections. This list of sites provides guidelines for digitization in addition to information about the planning process for establishing a digital repository for the preservation of electronic records. 

Association of Records Managers and Administrators Information for IT Professionals
Best Practices Guidelines for Digital Collections, Office of Digital Collections and Research, University of Maryland
Digital Library Federation
Digital Preservation: Architecture and Technology for Trusted Digital Repositories
Digital Preservation Coalition (UK)
Digital Preservation Management, Cornell University
Digital Preservation, Library of Congress
Fedora Commons
Internet Archives
Northeast Document Conservation Center: Digital Preservation Readiness Webliography
NC ECHO Digitization & Metadata
OCLC Digital Collection Management
State Library of North Carolina Digital Information Management Program
Trusted Digital Depositories: Attributes and Responsibilities, an RLG-OCLC Report


These sites provide information about the care, storage, and preservation of archival and records collections in traditional formats. Browse the Digital Preservation section above for links to digital collection preservation.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
Association of Records Managers and Administrators(ARMA), Standards & Best Practices
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
Conservation Online
Getty Conservation Institute
Heritage Preservation
Library of Congress Preservation: Caring for Your Collections 
LYRASIS Preservation Management;
National Archives
     Holdings Maintenance
North Carolina Preservation Consortium Resources: Preservation Links by Topic
Northeast Document Conservation Center  


These vendors provide a variety of products and supplies for conservation and preservation activities for paper and non-textual formats. Browse the Digital Preservation section above for links to digital collection preservation. For additional resources that address disaster preparedness and emergency response services and supplies, browse the disaster preparedness page.

AV Archives Services
American Graphic Arts
Archival Products
Art Preservation Services
BookMakers, Inc.
Bridgeport National Bindery, Inc.
Cineric Restoration and Preservation
Conservation Resources International LLC
Craft Bookbinding Company
Cutting Corporation Archival Sound Labs
Gaylord Brothers
HF Group (formerly Etherington Conservation Services)
Harcourt Bindery
Hollinger Metal Edge 
Light Impressions
LYRASIS Search for Vendors
Neschen Americas
Preservation Technologies
Solar Screen Company, Inc. 
University Products