Preservation Program Blueprint

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Placing the responsibilities of preservation on every staff member in each department, Higginbotham and Wild assert that by decentralizing preservation activities and integrating them into ongoing library functions, you will preserve materials effectively, efficiently, and with buy-in from staff. Apply their proven strategies to:

  • Create an "around-the-building" approach to preservation.
  • Implement preventative "on-the-job"' techniques.
  • Identify "who-does-what" following the functional listing in the .

Libraries of all types and sizes cannot afford to not involve all library staff in the preservation process. The new Blueprint shows you how to preserve materials in your collection by bringing all of the resources in your library to bear.


Chapter 1 The Library Director
Chapter 2 The Library Building Manager
Chapter 3 Collection Development and Acquisitions
Chapter 4 Circulation and Stack Maintenance
Chapter 5 Binding, Repair, and Reformatting
Chapter 6 Cataloging and Materials Processing
Chapter 7 Access Services
Chapter 8 Interlibrary Loan
Chapter 9 Reference and Information Services
Chapter 10 Special Collections and Archival Materials
Chapter 11 Microforms, Sound Recordings, Video Formats, and New Media
Chapter 12 Library Systems

Resource Guide and Bibliography

Barbra Higginbotham

Barbra Higginbotham, Ph.D., is the director of the Brooklyn College Library at the City University of New York, where she also serves as the Executive Director of Academic Information Technologies and teaches in the English Department. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in library science from Columbia University.

Judith W. Wild

Judith W. Wild is head of Technical Services at the Brooklyn College Library, CUNY. She serves on the library policy-making body, and during her tenure at Brooklyn, has taught at the Queens College and Pratt Institute graduate library schools. She earned a master's degree and specialist degree in Educational Technology from Indiana University, and a master's in library science from Columbia University.

"This book serves as a reminder that collections are central to a library¡ås existence, mission, and purpose. Highly recommended for small to middle-sized libraries that sense a need for increased stewardship of their collections."
—Library Journal