ERIC Number: ED359966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Preservation Needs Assessment: A Management Tool. Final Report of the 1992-1993 Central New York Preservation Needs Assessment Project.
Central New York Library Resources Council, Syracuse.
From August to November of 1992, 10 institutions from central New York State (Colgate University Library, Fayetteville Free Library, Herkimer County Community College Library, Oneida Community Mansion House, Onondaga Community College Library, Onondaga County Public Library, Onondaga Historical Association, Skaneateles Library Association, State University of New York Health Science Center - Syracuse Library, Utica Public Library) participated in a cooperative preservation needs assessment project for the Central New York Library Resources Council. The assessment consisted of three phrases, each launched by a 1-day training seminar. Each of the institutions conducted the survey on a 100- or 400-item random sample drawn from its library collection (either general or a special collection). The project identified preservation problems, solutions, and priorities; developed institutional preservation plans; identified collective preservation problems and solutions; and identified and established priorities for collective action. The target collections samples represented an estimated 627,500 items, with a variety of preservation problems. The vast majority lacked environmental control. The survey formed the basis for a grant proposal for future cooperative action centering on disaster preparedness, preservation program implementation, and a preservation techniques refresher program. Nine appendixes provide supplemental information about the projects, its participants and agenda, and a sample plan. The survey document is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials.
Authoring Institution: Central New York Library Resources Council, Syracuse.
Identifiers - Location: New York