ERIC Number: ED251121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Basic Preservation Procedures. SPEC Kit 70.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
A March 1980 Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) survey on preservation indicated that more than half the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) membership were operating some type of active preservation program. This kit on basic preservation procedures contains policy statements, guidelines, and procedural instructions (many illustrated) on: (1) shelving and handling materials (Illinois University, New England Document Conservation Center, Cornell University, Columbia University, University of Kansas--2 documents, and the New York Public Library); (2) protective treatment of library materials (Stanford University--3 documents, Southern Illinois University, Newberry Library--2 documents, Ohio Historical Society, and American Philosophical Society); (3) preserving information through reproduction (Stanford University, Yale University--3 documents, and the New York Public Library); and (4) preservation decision-making (the New York Public Library--3 documents, University of California-Berkeley, Stanford University, and Yale University). The concise summary that introduces the kit identifies factors contributing to the rapid rise of preservation awareness among those responsible for all types of library collections and discusses methods for developing new programs. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Note: For related documents, see IR 050 939 and IR 050 942.