Core is the premiere resource for preservation and conservation library workers, archivists, rare collections managers, and those working in museums and institutions with special collections. We are the leader in the development of principles, standards, and best practices for collecting, organizing, reformatting, and preserving all types of library materials in a variety of institutions and taking the lead in applying new technologies to assure continued access to library collections. Part of our mission is to provide advocacy tools that our members can use to explicate the crucial importance of the tasks they perform in their archives, libraries, institutions, and museums. 

Core preservation iniaitives include:

The Core Preservation Outreach Committee develops, facilitates, maintains, and expands preservation-focused outreach and service on behalf of Core through a range of initiatives, including Preservation in Action, Preservation Week, ALA conference programming, Core continuing education events, and Core publications.