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The HF Group
Library binding, thesis binding, enclosures, short run hard cover binding.

8844 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, OH 44026
(888) 485-5415

Strong Bindery
Hand bookbinding, marbling, classes. Leather, cloth, paper.

13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(440) 729-2445

Disaster Recovery - Ohio

Intermuseum Conservation Association
Immediate response for fire, smoke damage, flood, mold outbreaks, insect infestation, etc. Technical information to aid insurance claim filing.

2937 West 25th Street, 2nd floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 658-8700
Fax: (216) 658-8709

MBK Consulting
Offers a variety of services including disaster recovery consulting, training, workshops, & research for libraries, archives, & historical societies.

NBD International Inc.
NBD International Inc is a disaster recovery company specializing in the assessment, recovery, restoration and repair of industrial/commercial contents, equipment and facilities.

100 Romito St., Suite E
Ravenna, OH 44266

Cindy Sweet Vellucci
Office Phone: (330) 298-7031 or 1-800-929-3398
Fax: (330) 296-0292 or 1-800-783-3802

Disaster Planning & Monetary Appraisals - Nationwide

Emerald Art Services
As an accredited appraiser witht the International Society of  Appraisers, Mr. Dugan provides monetary appraisals of archival materials, artifacts and artwork for insurance, damage claims and charitable contributions.  All repoarts are ISA and USPAP compliant.  Disaster Planning and risk consulting services are also available.

1660 Creighton Avenue
Akron, OH 44310-2612
(234) 207-8686 cell
(330) 630-5645

Owner: Cris Drugan, ISA-AM, CIPM


AIC Disaster Response & Recovery Guides

AIC Alliance for Response

AIC Risk Evaluation & Planning Program

Disaster Recovery - Nationwide

Belfor (locations isn Arkron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland)
Storm damage restoration.

Emergency Phone: 1-800-922-3848

BMS Catastrophe

800-433-2940 - 24 hours

Humidity control, services for water and fire damage restoration.

Phone: 1-800-422-6379

Ohio Regional Manager
2000 Conner Road, Suite 100
Hebron, KY 41048

Preservation/Conservation Assistance - Nationwide

Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)


The American Institute for Conservation (AIC)

727 15th Street
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 452-9545

American Library Assn. (ALA)

50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(800) 545-2433

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-0613

Guild of Bookworkers

521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175-0038

Guild of Bookworkers - Midwest Chapter (Ohio)
For more information on the Midwest Chapter and to read Quarto: The Midwest Chapter Newsletter, visit

Library of Congress Preservation Directorate

Washington, DC 20540-4500
(202) 707-5213
Fax: (202) 707-3434

Ask a Preservation Question at


1438 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309-2955
Fax: (404) 892-7879

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

100 Brickstone Square, 4th floor
Andover, MA 01810-1494
(978) 470-1010

Preservation/Conservation Services - Ohio

Cris Clair Takacs
Book binding, clam shell boxes.

112 Park Avenue
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 286-9773

Etherington Conservation Services (Part of the HF Group)
Scans books, run OCR, provides digital versions and makes bound preservation photocopies, book binding, paper conservation-restoration.

The HF Group - EAST
1010 Arnold Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
(800) 444-7534

The HF Group - MIDWEST
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
(800) 334-3628

Gabrielle Fox
Book binding, paper conservation-restoration.

Intermuseum Conservation Association
Works of art on paper, painting restoration, murals, scuplture, textiles, frames (all types of art conservation) workshops. Disaster assistance, mold removal.

2937 West 25th Street, 2nd floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 658-8700
Fax: (216) 658-8709

Jamye Jamison, Jamison Art Conservation
Paper Conservator - Professional art conservation studio specializing in works on paper with conservation services for prints, drawings, watercolors, manuscripts, archival materials and selected bound materials.


1305 West 80th Street #210
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 367-2966

McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory, Inc./The Ohio Art Conservation Center
Specializes in works of art on paper and canvas.

10915 Pyle-South Amherst Rd.
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-4215
Fax: (440) 775-1368

Old World Restorations, Inc.
Restoration and conservation services include works of art on paper, photographs,ceramics, objects, architecture (on-site),paintings, sculpture, silver and metal, crystal and glass, wood and furniture, conservation framing. (Does not work on books.)

5729 Dragon Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 271-5459
Fax: (513) 271-5418

Special Collections Conservation Services (SCCS)
Specializes in works of art on paper and canvas, maps, documents, collection surveys, lectures.
128 Morgan Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: (800) 408-7227
Fax: (216) 774-2292
Contact: Janet English Heller

Strong Bindery
Hand bookbinding, marbling, classes. Leather, cloth, paper.

13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Phone: (216) 231-0001
Contact: Ellen Strong

Preservation/Conservation Supplies - Nationwide

Archival Products
General conservation supplies.

1801 Thompson Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50305
(800) 526-5640, (515) 262-3191

Fax: (888) 220-2397

Heat-set and repair tissues, Japanese and marbled papers, hand binding equipment and supplies, environmental measuring.

8601 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 345-7979
Fax: (301) 345-7373

Gaylord Archival
General conservation and museum supplies.

PO Box 4901
Syracuse, NY 13221-4901
(800) 448-6160

Hollinger Metal Edge
Archival supplies, custom made boxes.

9401 Northeast Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(800) 634-0491

Light Impressions

100 Carlson Road
Rochester, NY 14610
1 (888) 222-2054

General conservation supplies.

330 Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(212) 219-0770
Fax: (212) 219-0735

University Products
General conservation supplies.

517 Main St.
PO Box 101
Holyoke, MA 01041
(800) 628-1912
Fax: (800) 532-9281

Scanning & Digitization Services

ARS Video Inc.
Digitizes 8/16/35mm film reels, videos, slides/photos/negatives and audio.

161 Northwest Ave
Suite 101
Tallmadge, OH 44278
(330) 633-2255, (844) 353-2255

Backstage Library Works
Book digitization services, digital collection management, conversion, OCR, metadata creation

9 South Commerce Way
Bethlehem PA 18017
(888) 288-1265
1 (801) 356-1852 Contact: Cassie Ellis, Midwest Account Rep.

CAC Preservation Lab-BGSU
Document scanning, digital image transfer to 16mm microfilm, microfilm digitization including OCR, 16mm & 35mm planetary microfilming, 16mm and 35mm microfilm duplication, microfilm processing and microfilm vault storage.

1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(419) 372-5763
Contact: Allison Brandeberry


The HF Group Digitization Services (ACME bookbinding is now part of HFGroup)
Scans books, run OCR, provides digital versions and makes bound preservation photocopies.

The HF Group - EAST
6204 Corporate Park Drive
Browns Summit, NC 27214-9745
(800) 444-7534


Northern Micrographics/NMT Corporation
Scans books, run OCR, provides digital versions and makes bound preservation photocopies.

2004 Kramer St.
LaCrosse, WI 54602
(800) 236-0850 x130
Fax: (608) 781-3883
Contact: Colleen Lubinski

Full-service scanning bureau equipped to digitize files, books, microfilm/fiche, and oversize materials such as blueprints & maps. 

Contact: Deb Monaco
450 Portage Trail, Suite C
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Cell: 330-322-2988
Office: 234-571-9501

Online Resources

Connecting to Collections

National -

Ohio -

Connecting to Collections is an initiative sponsored by the IMLS to address preservation needs in library and museums.  The initiative has both a local (state) and a national presence.

CoOL Conservation On-Line

A comprehensive resource and portal to other preservation sites. CoOL is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.

COSA - Council of State Archivists

National -


The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is a national organization comprising the individuals who serve as directors of the principal archival agencies in each state and territorial government.

Heritage Preservation - the national institute for conservation

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.  OPC is a proud member of Heritage Preservation.

NEDCC (Northeast Document Conservation Center)

NEDCC provides a variety of services such as, book, paper and photograph conservation as well as photographic duplication and disaster assistance. A complete listing of print and online publications can be found under Resources. Of particular interest is:

"Preservation of Library Materials: A Manual," edited by Sherelyn Ogden.

The online version of this publication is organized by topic in separate leaflets, many of which have been revised and updated as of March 2007.

Preservation Publications from LYRASIS (SOLINET and PALINET 2009 merger)

Includes various leaflets on preservation with pictures and instructions.

Other Resources / Links

American Society of Appraisers

11107 Sunset Hills Rd
Ste 310
Reston, VA 20190
(800) 272-8258


Conservation Online (CoOL)
Resources for conservation professionals.

Digital collection and preservation.

6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, OH 43017
Toll Free: 800-848-5878
Fax: 614-764-6096

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602-3315
Toll Free: (866) 722-7858
(312) 606-0722
Fax: (312) 606-0728

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