ARL Preservation Statistics 2006-2007
Membership Meeting 2008 (Fall): Describing & Measuring Contemporary Preservation Activities in ARL Libraries
Lars Meyer reports on his project, which used qualitative interviews, expert meetings, a literature review, and a review of preservation statistics to describe contemporary preservation activities in libraries.
Research Libraries' Enduring Responsibility for Preservation
Collectively ARL libraries hold more than 470 million print volumes. These works are complemented by many digital works and special collections. Preservation has long been an area of significant activity both for ARL and its member libraries. In 2007, the ARL Task Force on the Future of Preservation in Research Libraries convened a group of preservation experts and association leaders who issued a set of recommendations for ARL, associations sharing ARL’s preservation concerns, and ARL member libraries. This statement, approved by the ARL Board of Directors on July 24, 2007, expresses the emphasis the task force sees for research libraries and their preservation mission: “For the scholars and researchers we serve to have enduring access to scholarship in all formats, ARL members libraries must invest in maintaining strong local and cooperative preservation programs.”
ARL Endorses Recommendations of CLIR Report on E-Journal Archiving
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) endorsed the recommendations made in the report, “E-Journal Archiving Metes and Bounds: A Survey of the Landscape,” written by Anne R. Kenney, Richard Entlich, Peter B. Hirtle, Nancy Y. McGovern, and Ellie L. Buckley, and published in 2006 by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The ARL Board endorsed the recommendations in the CLIR report at its February 8–9, 2007, meeting in Washington, DC. This statement was released on February 14, 2007.
ARL Preservation Statistics 2004-2005
ARL Preservation Statistics 2005-2006
Membership Meeting 2005 (Fall): National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)
ARL Strategic Directions Steering Committee Topical Briefing, presented at the 147th ARL Membership Meeting, October 2005.
Urgent Action Needed to Preserve Scholarly Electronic Journals
This statement arose out of a 2005 meeting of library leaders hosted by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and articulates four actions needed to support the development of qualified preservation archives for scholarly e-journals.
ARL Preservation Statistics 2003-2004
Sound Savings: Preserving Audio Collections
Edited by Judith Matz • 2004 • ISBN 1-59407-663-4 • 158pp.
In July 2003, many of the key stakeholders in audiovisual preservation met at the University of Texas at Austin to share their experiences and discuss the challenges ahead, specifically in the area of preserving sound recordings. The program featured talks by experts on topics ranging from assessing the preservation needs of audio collections to creating, preserving, and making publicly available digitally reformatted audio recordings. Conference attendees--critical stakeholders of the future of audio preservation--articulated seven areas for future action to move the field effectively forward. In this publication, ARL presents the symposium papers and these recommendations for future action.
Print copies are also available for $45.00 plus shipping & handling.
Membership Meeting 2004 (Fall): Preservation of Research Library Materials Committee Meeting Highlights
Proceedings of the 145th ARL Membership Meeting, October 2004.
ARL Endorses Digitization as an Acceptable Preservation Reformatting Option
ARL has endorsed digitization as an accepted preservation reformatting option for a range of materials. This endorsement comes from the work of the ARL Preservation Committee, and this statement was released on July 20, 2004.
Recognizing Digitzation as a Preservation Reformatting Method
This paper was prepared in 2004 at the request of the ARL Preservation Committee to facilitate the development and implementation of policies, standards, guidelines, and best practices in using digitization for reformatting purposes.
ARL Preservation Statistics 2002-2003
Library Print Preservation: An Administrative Briefing
George J. Soete with Janice Mohlhenrich Lathrop • 2003 • ISBN 0-918006-99-6 • 29 pp.
This publication responds to a need articulated by ARL library directors for a brief non-technical survey of preservation, preservation methods--their appropriate uses, advantages, and disadvantages--and preservation costs. It is intended to provide an overview and to help library administrators in their local planning for preservation and in their communication with preservation specialists.
Print copies are also available for $15.00 plus shipping & handling.
Membership Meeting 2003 (Fall): Preservation of Research Library Materials Committee [session description]
Proceedings of the 143rd ARL Membership Meeting, October 2003.
ARL Preservation Statistics 2001-2002
SPEC Kit 269: Integrating Preservation Activities (October 2002)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 269 is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
The Responsibility of Research Libraries for Preservation
In this statement, approved by the ARL Board of Directors on May 24, 2002, the members of ARL reaffirm their commitment to preservation as one of the fundamental responsibilities of the research library community.
ARL Preservation Statistics 1999-2000
ARL Preservation Statistics 2000-2001
SPEC Kit 262: Preservation and Digitizationin ARL Libraries (July 2001)
SPEC Kit 249: Cataloging of Resources Digitized for Preservation (September 1999)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 249 is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
Membership Meeting 1999 (Spring): Strategic Issues in Digitization Initiatives in Special Collections
"Strategic Issues in Digitization Initiatives in Special Collections," by Frances Groen, presented at the 134th ARL Membership Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, and Lawrence, Kansas, May 12–14, 1999.
SPEC Kit 228: Preserving Digital Information (December 1997)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 228 (Transforming Libraries 5) is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
SPEC Kit 214: Digitizing Technologies for Preservation (March 1996)
A scanned version of SPEC Kit 214 is available full view through HathiTrust. View document here »
Preservation Planning Program Resource Guides
1993 • Print copies are available for $15/each or $80/set plus shipping & handling.
Each of the seven resource guides in this set provide comprehensive, easy-to-use information relating to a major component of effective preservation programs. These guides offer a conceptual framework to facilitate preservation decision-making within a specific area and help libraries to assess current practices. Bibliographies of additional preservation literature are included in each issue.
- Collections Conservation
Robert DeCandido • ISBN 0-918006-67-8 • 134pp.
- Collection Maintenance and Improvement
Sherry Byrne • ISBN 0-918006-66-X • 98pp.
- Disaster Preparedness
Constance Brooks • ISBN 0-918006-65-1 • 184pp.
- Managing a Library Binding Program
Jan Merrill-Oldham • ISBN 0-918006-68-6 • 159pp.
- Options for Replacing and Reformatting Deteriorated Materials
Jennifer Banks • ISBN 0-918006-65-1 • 51pp.
- Organizing Preservation Activities
Michele Cloonan • ISBN 0-918006-66-X • 98pp.
- Staff Training and User Awareness in Preservation Management
Wesley Boomgaarden • ISBN 0-918006-64-3 • 89 pp.
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.
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.