Other Resources

Here are some additional resources we hope will be of use to you!

Resources on Books and Book Appraisal


Your Old Books 
This short online guide assembled by the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of the ALA answers many of the most common questions about rare books.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
The official website of ABAA contains a directory to ABAA members, articles on book collecting and appraisal, and a database of ABAA material.

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
The official website of ILAB has directories, databases, and publications for antiquarian booksellers in thirty countries.


Resources on Archives and Preservation


Caring For Your Family Archives
This page from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) explains how to preserve your family albums and photographs.

Caring For Your Collections
This page from the Library of Congress explains how to care for many types of material, including emergency drying procedures for water damaged items.

The Society of American Archivists
The homepage for the SAA has links to overviews of the archival profession and ethics, as well as to online directories and publications.


Copyright Resources


U.S. Copyright Office
This government website has an overview of copyright law for students and teachers, answers many Frequently Asked Questions, and has additional links to studies, legal licenses, and more.

The WATCH File: Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders
WATCH is a database of copyright contact information and has links to copyright law in the US and the UK. It is made possible through a joint effort by the Harry Ransom Center and the University of Reading Library.