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Preservation of OLLU special collections on the Spanish colonial and Mexican American heritage of San Antonio and Texas
Jason Bourgeois, Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio

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Preservation Survey for Our Lady of the Lake University Sueltenfuss Library (Report)
Title: Preservation Survey for Our Lady of the Lake University Sueltenfuss Library
Author: Thomas F. R. Clareson
Abstract: The Cataloging Librarian, Our Lady of the Lake Sueltenfuss Library, invited LYRASIS Consultant Thomas F. R. Clareson to conduct a virtual assessment of the Library’s preservation needs. The Library Director, Cataloging Librarian, and library and archives staff have demonstrated a dedication to the Special Collections and Archives and their preservation, but need to develop further environmental monitoring activities, additional collections care and use policies, and begin considering a new location or facility for the collections as they continue to expand the amount and the use of those collections. This report provides a framework for these efforts. The report contains information and recommendations concerning preservation management and other preservation-related topics based on Clareson’s virtual survey visit on November 17, 2020. The report provides an overview of current conditions and preservation practices in the Special Collections and Archives, and recommendations on future options for preservation management. The special and archival collections of Our Lady of the Lake University are a valuable resource to the University, the State of Texas, and students and scholars across the nation.
Date: 05/25/2021