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Subject: Survey on preservation statistics

Survey on preservation statistics

From: Holly Robertson <hollyrobertson21<-at->
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012
At previous meetings of the American Library Association (ALA),
discussions by Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) members
indicated great interest in the continued collection, analysis, and
publication of preservation statistics.  As background, The
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) ceased collection of
preservation statistics in 2008 from its research library members.
At present, ARL has no immediate plans to continue the ARL
Preservation Statistics program.

The PARS Executive Board, in conjunction with ALCTS, is interested
in assuring that preservation statistics be collected and shared. We
believe that most libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural
heritage institutions still record preservation statistics for
annual reporting purposes within their own institutions and
consortiums. The loss of this shared data leaves the preservation
community without a way to assess and analyze its collective current
practices, staff and budget resources, and strategic direction.

Any library, archive, museum, or other cultural heritage institution
with preservation activities is invited to participate in a short
survey to assess the interest in and feasibility of revitalizing a
Preservation Statistics program.  The survey will close on June

Preservation Statistics (Open to Any Library, Archive, Museum, or
Cultural Heritage Institution):


Preservation Statistics (For ARL Members):


If you have any questions, please contact Holly Robertson
<hollyrobertson21<-at->gmail<.>com>, Member-at-Large for the Preservation
and Reformatting Section (PARS).

Holly Robertson
Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) /
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
American Library Association (ALA)

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