Management and Planning
Management and planning provide the infrastructure through which an institution implements its mission. The building blocks for any preservation program involve the preservation related tasks that librarians and archivists perform on a daily basis that affect the way collections are handled and shelved, the environment in which they are stored and displayed, and the preventative measures that must be taken to ensure their protection and survival.
Section 1. Care and HandlingPaper is remarkably resilient. It can last for centuries if housed and stored in benign conditions and handled with care. Beyond providing a good environment and sufficient circulation of air, a librarian, archivist, or curator mainly needs to ensure that objects are handled properly and stored in protected forms and stable positions in clean, organized storage areas with appropriate shelving.
This section is designed to aid librarians and archivists with the care and maintenance of products and materials.
Section 2. EnvironmentThis section is designed to aid librarians and archivists with the preservation of products and materials through the creation of a most beneficial environment.
Section 3. SecurityThis section is designed to aid librarians and archivists with ensuring the safety of library materials through the implementation and enforcement of certain security and emergency procedures.
Section 4. DisastersThis section is designed to aid librarians and archivists with the creation and implementation of a disaster response plan. Also included in this section is the identification of potential dangers, necessary supplies, and sample response teams. Below is an outline of some of the topics covered in this section.
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