Preservation Review

Overview of Services

Preservation review is a decision-making processs for individual items that includes evaluation of the condition of the item, its intended future use, and the advisability of reformatting or replacement. Preservation review can be triggered by research use, acquisition, exhibition or loan, collection transfer, and emergency recovery. This service enables the strategic use of both preservation and repository resources.

The units below provide these services for the following types of materials:

Weissman Preservation Center: Special collections

Collections Care: General and circulating collections

Media Preservation: Audiovisual collections