Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial for Southeast Asia
For reasons that are historic, political, economic, and climatic, many institutions in developing countries find it very difficult to ensure the survival of their cultural property.  Library and archive materials are especially susceptible to damage and neglect, as they are created on fragile media in large numbers and, unlike museum objects, must be readily accessible to users.  Despite the best efforts of librarians and archivists to address problmes of preservation at the local level, information on viable and practical preservation program development is not easy to find, and much that is available seems directed more twards affluent institutions.  In many countries, it is difficult to find the model preservation programs on which librarians and archivists can build, and the necessary eequipment and supplies are often hard to trace.  Funded by The Henry Luce Foundation, this tutorial is a collaborative project of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and Cornell University Library.  We welcome your comments.
self-assessment management and planning preservation building capacity supporting the effort