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Washington Preservation Initiative

The Washington Preservation Initiative was launched to help libraries safeguard Washington's cultural heritage. Specifically, the initiative preserves historical library collections in all formats, to give citizens access to collections and help library staff develop preservation expertise.

Funded for the first time by federal LSTA funds for Federal Fiscal Year 2003, the Preservation Initiative includes:

  1. An assessment survey of current preservation needs, March-April 2004;
  2. Training workshops (see below);
  3. Preservation grant cycles:

2006 Preservation - Final Survey Report (PDF)

2004 Preservation Planning Survey Report (PDF)

Washington Preservation Initiative Advisory Members (PDF)

Washington Preservation Initiative Advisory Meeting Minutes (PDFs)


See the Washington State Library's Training website for more information, dates, and registration.

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).