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ERIC Number: ED277384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EISSN: N/A
University of Missouri-Columbia. Preservation Planning Program Study Report. Final Report.
Astle, Deana; And Others
The result of studies of the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries conducted by four preservation task forces, this report indicates that the system's collection is in serious danger. A listing of task force members is provided, and the following preservation concerns are discussed: (1) Physical Condition of the Collections; (2) Environmental Conditions; (3) Processing/Handling/Storage; (4) Disaster Planning; (5) Staff and User Education; (6) Organization for Preservation; (7) Resources for Preservation and Cooperative Ventures; (8) Funding; and (9) Implementation. Recommendations developed as a direct outgrowth of task force findings center around the following themes: retarding the physical deterioration of the collection; improving the environmental conditions under which the collection is housed; using conservationally sound procedures and supplies for handling, processing, and storage of materials; creating an effective organization for preservation activities in the libraries; exploring possible cooperative ventures for preservation activities; staff and user education; using existing resources in the state for grants and other help with preservation; and updating the disaster plan. Additional data are provided in two appendices: Temperature/Relative Humidity Graphs of Selected Environments, and Processing/Handling/Storage Detailed Recommendations. Statistical data are presented in five figures. (KM)
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A