Preservation Committee

Scope: The Preservation Committee was established to support preservation and conservation activities in Western New York collecting institutions (libraries, museums, galleries, archives, etc.); to provide training and continuing education opportunities; to be a regional resource for facilitating the exchange of knowledge about and encouraging adherence to preservation and conservation techniques, standards, and initiatives/changes across our field; and to encourage and advocate for representation from and collaboration with historically marginalized communities in institutions with historical collections.


  • Provide preservation training and learning opportunities to WNY historical collections staff and volunteers (WNYLRC SP 1-3,5)
  • Create free and accessible educational materials about preservation and conservation techniques (WNYLRC SP 1-4)
  • Facilitate projects to highlight WNY historical collections and the people who care for them (WNYLRC SP 1-5)
  • Advocate for preservation initiatives throughout WNY institutions, especially those that preserve the history of historically marginalized communities (WNYLRC SP 1, 3-5)
Co-chairs: Jessica Gavin and Amanda Shepp

Digitization Basics Series: Photography

This brochure is one of what will be a series of brochures to assist people in learning the basics of digitization. Produced by Omar Brown, Ken Swiatek, and Christine Riggi of the WNYLRC Preservation Committee.


Preservation LibGuide



Archival Enclosures Demonstration: Four Flap Enclosure and Three Flap Enclosure