ERIC Number: ED311912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
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Model Preservation Program for a Small University Library.
Robbins, Louise S.
This report proposes a preservation program assuming a model of a university library serving 5,000 or fewer students and 350 or fewer faculty members. The model program is not for a comprehensive university or research institution, and the library's collection is one developed and used as a curriculum-support collection. The goal of the preservation program is the maintenance of all library materials that are essential to the collection in good, usable condition. The program considers the environment in which materials are stored and used as well as the collection itself. It involves both preventive measures designed to keep library materials from deteriorating, and conservation measures designed to return damaged materials to usable condition through repair or restoration. It also includes a plan for dealing with disasters. The program consists of a wide range of plans, policies, and procedures necessitating the allocation of jobs and resources. It also calls for the cooperation of all departments in developing a new awareness of preservation concerns and in carrying out the procedures outlined in the program. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
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Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
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