This section gives examples of more in-depth activities that you may wish to undertake as part of your reformatting and treatment programs. These activities will require additional time, research, and information-gathering on your part, and are completely optional.
Prepare general guidelines for your institution's preservation microfilming projects. These should specify standards to be followed, as well as procedures for preparing materials, filming materials, and ensuring quality control.
Identify a collection in need of preservation microfilming. Contact several preservation filming vendors and get cost estimates for filming the collection. Investigate options for funding the microfilming project.
Prepare a short presentation on the relationship of digitization and preservation for your next Board of Trustees meeting.
Draw up a written contract with your library binder that includes specifications for binding methods and quality control measures.
Develop guidelines for your staff to use in determining whether or not a damaged book should be designated for repair.
Identify an item or collection in need of conservation treatment. Use the AIC guide to conservation services, as well as references from other institutions, to identify several professional conservators who would be qualified to treat this item or collection. Get cost estimates, choose a conservator, and investigate options for funding.