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General Collection Preservation Policy
The Oregon State University Libraries are committed to the concept and practice of preservation of our general collections as a continuing program that supports our stewardship values. We preserve library materials to prevent, stop, or slow their deterioration; to prevent loss; and where possible and as necessary and appropriate, to improve their condition and their format in order to preserve their intellectual content.
Preservation decisions are made within the context of overall collection policy, balancing cost, space, historical and scholarly value constraints, and user accessibility. Our preservation work focuses on items created by and/or related to OSU and the surrounding communities, support for OSU’s research and instructional priorities, and/or are unavailable from our collaborative consortiums. For more information on other OSULP collections see the ScholarsArchive@OSU preservation policy and OSU Libraries digital preservation policy, linked below.
The practice of print preservation can include:
The practice of digital preservation can include:
We use the following services to preserve materials in the academic disciplines reflecting OSU’s strengths. In addition, we use specific services to preserve materials related to Oregon:
This policy was last reviewed October 2022.
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