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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 us at