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Conservation and Preservation Services serves multiple audiences:

  • The MIT Libraries: CPS provides services in support of staff across the Libraries that address the range of life cycle activities for content of all kinds, from print through reformatting to digital;
  • The MIT community: CPS provides guidance, advice, and other services to help MIT faculty, researchers, students, and staff maintain materials they create or manage; and
  • The broader community: CPS staff participate actively in local, national, and international professional associations for conservation, digital curation and preservation, and preservation management for libraries, archives, and other domains.


Funded Projects

CPS staff are involved in a number of projects funded by local, national, and international organizations.




CPS staff are involved in an ongoing array of instructional activities on campus and beyond to enable and encourage good practice for managing content in all formats. Some examples include:


Outreach and Inreach


Examples of outreach and education to the audiences of CPS: