ERIC Number: ED315092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
ARL Preservation Statistics, 1987-88. A Compilation of Statistics from the Members of the Association of Research Libraries.
Reed-Scott, Jutta, Comp.; Feather, Celeste, Comp.
This report on the results of the 1987-88 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Preservation Statistics Questionnaire presents data from 109 ARL member libraries from the United States and Canada. The first of three major sections, Summary Data Tables, displays the aggregated statistics describing the current level of preservation efforts in ARL libraries. The tables contain statistics from all respondents for seven major data categories: (1) administration; (2) personnel in preservation units; (3) personnel in the library as a whole; (4) conservation treatment; (5) binding; and (6) preservation microfilming. The second section, Analysis of Core Data for All Reporting ARL Libraries, focuses on the central core of data and provides analyses of the responses without displaying the data from individual libraries. The analyses include data from all reporting university and non-university research libraries on preservation administration, personnel expenditures, conservation treatment, and preservation microfilming. The third section, Analysis of Established Preservation Programs, builds on the analyses of the previous section and brings into sharper focus the scope of established preservation programs. The statistics provide descriptive elements for different levels of preservation program development and help to clarify the organizational, functional, and fiscal components that characterize preservation programs. A copy of the questionnaire is included. Forty-nine footnotes are attached. (SD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.