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Historical Room: Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Rebecca Wells, Town of Brimfield

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Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment (Report)
Title: Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment
Author: Stephanie Garafolo
Abstract: On February 23, 2021, paper-based, audiovisual, and photographic materials housed in the Sherman Room at the Brimfield Public Library (BPL) were assessed for preservation planning purposes by Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist for the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA. The assessment evaluated the buildings and environments as they relate to the preservation needs of the materials; examined current policies, storage, and handling procedures; and assessed the general condition of materials. Observations and recommendations are based on a pre-site visit questionnaire, an on-site visit, and remote discussions with Rebecca Wells, Library Director, Joanie Robbins, Historian, Michael DeFalco, library trustee and Digitization team volunteer; and Fran Ploof, Digitization team volunteer. Primary reference and archival functions for the BPL are performed by Ms. Wells and Ms. Robbins. They receive close support from Mr. DeFalco and Ms. Ploof in caring for the Local History Collection (LHC) in the Sherman Room.
Date: 2/23/2021
Access Model: The Preservation Needs Assessment: Sherman Room; is a report document created solely for use by the staff of the Brimfield Public Library