ERIC Number: ED473703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Preservation Activities. SPEC Kit.
Brown, Karen, Comp.; Holmes, Emily, Comp.
SPEC Kit, n269 Oct 2002
This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit presents the results of a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries designed to explore to what extent preservation activities have been integrated into research library operations by examining the many facets of mature preservation programs and determining how much activity takes place within, and how much outside, the purview of preservation departments. A total of 69 of 124 ARL member libraries responded to the survey. A copy of the questionnaire with tabulated results is presented. Representative documents include: (1) preservation program descriptions from Brown University (Rhode Island), University of California-San Diego, Cornell University (New York), University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, the Library of Congress, University of Maryland, and Pennsylvania State University; (2) preservation policy and procedure guidelines from the University of Buffalo (New York), University of California-San Diego, Cornell University, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Utah, University of California-Irvine, McMaster University (Ontario), and University of Utah; and (3) staff and user education documents from the University of California-San Diego, Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), and University of Kansas. An annotated list of selected resources, including 25 books and journal articles and 17 Web sites, is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Library Associations, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Services, Preservation, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Users (Information)
ARL Publications Distribution Center, P.O. Box 531, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0531 ($35, ARL members; $45, nonmembers; plus $6 shipping and handling). Tel: 301-362-8196; Fax: 301-206-9789; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.arl.org/pubscat/index.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Leadership and Management Services.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States