Preservation Strategies for Public Libraries

Preservation Strategies for Public Libraries

By: Brian J. Baird (author)Hardback

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Preserving collections is an enormous task for libraries, especially for small academic and public libraries where it is often a difficult challenge because of the constant obstacles of limited funding, insufficient staffing, and lack of expertise. The preservation strategies presented in this book will help to reduce immediate and long-term costs, and strengthen a library's collection development goals. Preservation efforts are most effective when they take a pragmatic approach. Designed as a "how- to" manual, this book provides librarians with practical information to help them grapple with specific preservation challenges by identifying areas of concern, optimizing the use of resources put towards preservation, and establishing goals for continual improvement over time. Topics include: * Establishing long-term preservation challenges * Environmental conditions * Preservation needs of specific collections * Establishing use patterns for library materials * Identifying potential threats to a collection * Recognizing readily available preservation resources

About Author

Brian J. Baird is Preservation Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries.


Chapter 1 Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 1 Environmental Conditions Chapter 5 Chapter 2 Use Patterns Chapter 6 Chapter 3 Collection Development Chapter 7 Chapter 4 Preservation Resources Available Chapter 9 Chapter 5 Commercial Binding Chapter 10 Chapter 6 In-House Book Repair Chapter 11 Chapter 7 Preservation Treatment Decision-making Chapter 12 Chapter 8 Training Staff and Patrons on Care and Handling of Library Materials Chapter 13 Chapter 9 Disaster Planning Chapter 14 Conclusion Chapter 15 Glossary Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Appendix A: Useful Web Sites

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810843530
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780810843530
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0810843536

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