ERIC Number: ED251117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Planning for Preservation. SPEC Kit 66.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
In a March 1980 Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) survey on preservation activities in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions, 40 libraries reported having conducted a formal preservation study or needs assessment, 28 had adopted planning or policy documents, and 58 reported operating an active preservation program with an average of three staff members assigned full or part-time to preservation/conservation functions. Another 19 members intended to implement such a program within 5 years. This kit on planning for preservation of library materials contains 17 documents: (1) initial planning reports and recommendations from University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, Duke University, University of Utah, and Western Council of State Libraries; (2) program and policy statements from University of Connecticut, Boston University, Brown University, Stanford University, and Southern Illinois University; and (3) historical perspectives from the National Library of Canada, the Library of Congress, Yale University Library, and Columbia University. The concise summary that introduces the collection briefly discusses current concerns and planning efforts, and tools and trends for the future. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Note: For related documents, see IR 050 942-943.