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Collections Care/Preservation

Libraries and museums care for collections that connect us to history, art, science and the natural world.

Connecting to Collections logoNational Initiative: Connecting to Collections
Connecting to Collections is a national initiative to raise public awareness of the importance of caring for our treasures, and to underscore the fact that these collections are essential to the American story.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen collections care/preservation (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Collections care/preservation content on the IMLS Web site:
florida memory radio
Blog Post: Music to My Ears

August 27, 2015 01:02 PM
The State Archives of Florida was awarded the Archival Innovator Award for their Florida Memory Radio project. The 24-hour Internet radio station provides access to musical recordings from their archives. Read More

 
Blog Post: New Report Examines Impacts of C2C Statewide Planning Grants

July 23, 2015 01:31 PM
The report looks at the IMLS Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants to assess their impact and identify ways to move forward in caring for our nation’s treasures. Read More

 
Cover of IMLSFocus NDP Report
Blog Post: Taking the National Digital Platform for Libraries to the Next Level

July 23, 2015 08:02 AM
A new report, prepared by OCLC Research, highlights key themes and issues raised at the IMLS Focus: The National Digital Platform convening. Read More

 
Three WWI soldiers in uniform pose for photos
Blog Post: Remembering World War One: A Community Centered Approach to Commemoration

July 21, 2015 03:56 PM
With the guidance and support of the United States World War One Centennial Commission, the Connecticut State Library is telling the story of The Great War through the lens of the nation, the state, the community, and the individual. Read More

 
A visitor at The Tech Museum of Innovation learns how to solder in The Tech Studio.
Blog Post: Revving up an Engine for Innovation

June 18, 2015 12:42 PM
The Tech Museum of Innovation strives to use technology to make their community a better place to live by getting patrons tinkering in their new makerspace and dancing in their Creative Collisions program. Read More