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Mainstreaming Special Collections: ARL Releases RLI 283

toy car from Syracuse University special collectionsToy sedan from Syracuse University Libraries (SUL) Plastics Collection, image © SULARL has published Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 283, a special issue on aligning, integrating, and mainstreaming special collections into broader library operations, guest edited by ARL visiting program officer Lisa Carter of the Ohio State University.

This issue of RLI includes six case studies from ARL member libraries that are incorporating special collections more holistically into library initiatives. The cases were selected by the ARL Working Group on Transforming Special Collections in the Digital Age after issuing a call for proposals in 2012. In an introduction to the issue, Lisa Carter provides an overview of themes that emerged from the case study submissions and she identifies areas for further investigation.

 
 

Collection Conservation Treatment: A Resource Manual for Program Development and Conservation Technician Training

Compiled by Maralyn Jones • 1993 • ISBN 0-615-00357-5 • 452 pp.

The manual includes instructions for more than 100 collection conservation treatments (many illustrated); floor plans and furnishing/equipment lists; flow charts and decision trees; a bibliography of core readings on collection conservation; and the final report from "Training the Trainers: A Conference on Training in Collection Conservation."

Print copies are available for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

Preservation Program Models: A Study Project and Report

Jan Merrill-Oldham, Carolyn Clark Morrow, and Mark Roosa • 1991 • ISBN 0-918006-20-1 • 54pp.

This publication discusses 10 components of a comprehensive preservation program and describes four levels of program maturity, with benchmarks for personnel, production, and budgets.

Print copies are available for purchase for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 

Print Retention Decision Making, SPEC Kit 337, Published by ARL

SPEC Kit 337 coverPrint Retention Decision MakingARL has released Print Retention Decision Making, SPEC Kit 337, which examines research libraries’ print retention decision making strategies related to storage of materials in three different types of facilities or circumstances: on-site, staff-only shelving; remote shelving; and collaborative retention agreements. The survey also examined the decision making and practices surrounding the deaccessioning of library material. For each retention or deaccession strategy, the survey explored the on-going or project-based nature of the work, the involvement of stakeholders, the selection process and criteria for materials to be retained or deaccessioned, the communication strategy with internal and external audiences, and the responses from the libraries’ internal and external audiences to these endeavors.

 
 

Preservation Planning Program: An Assisted Self-Study Manual for Libraries

Pamela Darling; revised by Jan Merrill-Oldham and Jutta Reed-Scott • 1993 • ISBN 0-918006-69-4 • 138pp.

This revised edition provides a well-tested methodology for comprehensive preservation planning and aims to assist libraries with their efforts to establish or augment local preservation programs. The manual brings together a variety of checklists, outlines, and samples to help guide program development.

Print copies are available for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.

 
 
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