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Orange County Historian

Public Historians

Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections 
The Free Self-guided Course   
Preservation 101 gives you the tools to begin building an effective preservation program for your institution. Work through all of the modules, reading all content, completing the activities, and recording your thoughts and comments. Allow a minimum of two to three hours to work through each module. No instructor is available to answer questions in this self-paced approach, and no continuing education credit is available for completion of this course.

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