ERIC Number: ED326224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-29
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Academic Library Preservation and Conservation Activities Survey for Fiscal Year 1988-1989. (A Sabbatical Leave Project).
Lamb, Robert Scott, II
This report describes and presents the results of a survey designed to obtain information on the preservation and conservation policies and procedures, staff, facilities, and expenditures of 18 academic libraries in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The goals of the survey were to inform each library surveyed of its strengths and weaknesses in the preservation area, to give each library a comprehensive view of what should be done to improve its situation, and, possibly, to recommend cooperation with other libraries in that state in preservation matters. The survey consists of two main parts. The first is an adaptation of the American Research Libraries (ARL) "Preservation Statistics Questionnaire," which covers statistics on administration, personnel, expenditures, conservation treatment, commercial binding, mass treatment, microfilming production, and total library holdings for preservation microform masters. The second part of the survey addresses equipment, facilities, preservation supplies, mending and repairs, physical environment controls, security, remote storage, brittle book programs, collection survey, nonbook preservation, deacidification, education activities, preservation plans and programs, and cooperative activities. Presented in a yes/no format, the third part of the survey focuses on policies and procedures, and inventories of preservation equipment, tools, facilities, and supplies. Copies of the questionnaires are appended. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Library.
Identifiers: Illinois; Indiana; Ohio; Paper Deacidification