The University of Iowa Libraries

Preservation & Conservation Department

Assessment

Assessment Services

All incoming circulating collection items forwarded to the department for marking or repair are assessed for treatment needs, sorted and routed accordingly. Treatment may include protective shrink-wrapping of damaged periodicals and books, replacement of missing pages, minor mends or in-house full book repair. In rare cases an entire book may be copied and bound in-house to provide a shelf replacement copy.

Preservation and conservation staff is available for consultation on assessment of in-coming gift collections, discussion of collection handling and treatment needs for proposed digitization projects, and planning treatment strategies for specific collection areas. To schedule a consultation, contact Nancy E Kraft nancy-e-kraft@uiowa.edu