How to guides

These how to guides can help you preserve and care for your collections at home or work. 

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    Interior view of Ashley, a residence at Indooroopilly
    John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
    Negative number: 73864

    Looking after your collections

    These information guides offer advice on preserving and storing your precious items.

    Digital Preservation

    Learn how to preserve your digital photographs, emails, recordings, and documents.

    Photographer: Grant Collins
    State Library of Queensland Reformatting team staff member digitising items with the Kirtas bookscaner
    State Library of Queensland

    Photographer: Troy Hansen
    John Bellas carrying a pile of ruined books in his flooded home at Fairfield, 2011
    John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
    Image number: 27804-0001-0013

    Disaster recovery

    These guides outline steps to salvage water-damaged paper, book, photographic, and audiovisual collections.