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Preservation Department

Home site for the Stony Brook University Libraries Preservation Department, our mission, our roles, our services offered, etc.

Departmental logo by artist Stephen Larese Welcome to the Preservation Services Department!

The Preservation Services Department at Melville Library oversees and manages documents and data content and advises and collaborates with the Library’s administration and the University’s scholarly community of faculty, staff and students.  In support of Stony Brook University's missions of education, research, regional leadership and community service, the Department provides for the care and treatment, standards and preservation of all library assets, both analog and digital, within the aegis of the University Libraries and their affiliated partners and bodies.

All analog and digital assets handled by the Department will receive the highest level of preservation service consistent with the asset’s characteristics and the current, accepted standards for the materials long-term preservation and care.