chapter  42
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Problems of Cooperative Microfilming

WithDavid W. G. Clements

Preservation is concerned with conserving the intellectual content of the collections and, where appropriate, the physical format as an artifact for as long as is appropriate. Preservation, however, is not an independent discipline but directly relates to the objectives of the individual institution, the needs of its clientele both present and future, and the acquisitions and retention policies to support these objectives and needs. A preservation policy can therefore exist only in relation to a collections management policy if a library or a library network is to succeed in meeting its objectives.