ERIC Number: ED315080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Preservation Planning Program. Final Report. University of Southern California. One of a Series of Self-Studies.
Robinson, Barbara; And Others
This summary of the activities of the third of a three-phased self-study, initiated in 1987, provides a current overview of preservation problems in the University of Southern California's (USC) Central Library System, focusing particularly on the organizational structure of the preservation activities and on recommended solutions for ensuring the survival of library collections or of their informational content. The report points to ideal standards and goals, advises reasonable alternatives and acceptable interim measures, and encourages creative thinking and openness to new uses of technological developments that will extend USC's preservation options. The implications of inaction are also described. Some of the preservation accomplishments over the last 5 years are identified, and first-year priorities are set for a preservation strategy in the context of a 5-year plan. The goals and recommendations address both preservation and treatment, with emphasis on those measures that will have the highest impact on the greatest number of materials, and yield the greatest benefit to the academic programs. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.