Beyond having a risk management plan, there are steps that you can take to help improve preservation and conservation practices and storage conditions to reduce risk.

The following tools have been developed by IFLA, the Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres, the cultural heritage professional units, and others to help you improve the safety of your collection. 

Start here: 

IFLA Preservation Standards 

Other IFLA resources: 

Reacting to a global health crisis: 



The following PAC FAQs from IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres will walk you through various actions and key concepts to improve preservation and storage conditions. 



Material Preservation 

Biological Damage 

Additional Materials