ERIC Number: ED217837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Preservation in the Dartmouth College Library. A Report Prepared for the Librarian of the College.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
The findings of a study team on the preservation of library materials are presented in three sections. The first section, which is a general analysis of the factors which created the current situation, discusses the library in its institutional setting; external factors affecting preservation, including publishing trends, developments in the library profession, and the emergence of preservation; major concerns of preservation problems; and planning assumptions regarding a preservation program. The second section presents recommendations which are organized under five broad headings: (1) administrative coordination of preservation policies, (2) environmental factors, (3) physical protection of library materials, (4) physical treatment of materials, and (5) education for preservation. An implementation strategy for carrying out the recommendations concludes the report. Two appendices are provided, including a time table for completion of tasks. (RBF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.