Preservation Planning

According the NEDCC, “Preservation planning is the process by which an organization determines its preservation needs, reviews corrective actions and their feasibility, identifies resources for implementation (such as funding and personnel), and develops a specific schedule for preservation action. If it is to be effective, preservation of collections must be planned and not reactionary.”

The general preservation planning survey is the first step in a librarys long-term preservation initiative. The survey identities hazards to collections and recommends short, medium, and long-term strategies for preserving materials through preventive maintenance.