ERIC Number: ED441451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Collection Preservation Management: An Approach To Complement Item-by-Item Treatment Policies.
Jordan, Sophia K.
This paper discusses the importance and the place of collections preservation management in the larger preservation objectives of a library or an archive. Topics addressed include the issues, restraints, strategies, and difficulties associated with implementing collections preservation. The first section frames some of the management issues associated with collections preservation in the United States, including hybrid treatment approaches and integration with other library functions and units. The second section considers assessment, including condition surveys and the use of online catalogs and databases to provide critical information in terms of action surveys. The third section describes selection strategies, including the use-based/circulation-based approach, the subject/great collections/class approach, and the acquisitions-based approach. The fourth section discusses prioritizing, and the last section presents the framework for collections preservation activities at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana). (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Higher Education, Library Administration, Library Collections, Library Services, Needs Assessment, Preservation
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/149-102e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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