Building on the foundation of condition surveys that span the last 30 years, the current research provides library administrators at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Joseph Anderson Cook Memorial Library with information that can be used to plan mitigation strategies, create preservation policies, and further develop the existing preservation services to ensure that the collection remains accessible for future students and scholars. This survey serves as a pilot project to determine whether additional research in this area is warranted. It also provides a statistically valid set of data that indicate the current condition of the collection and an estimate of the collection’s future deterioration.
Reinke, Scott David
"Condition Survey of the Circulating Collection: Joseph Anderson Cook Memorial Library, University Of Southern Mississippi,"
SLIS Connecting: Vol. 1:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/slisconnecting/vol1/iss2/5