Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

September 1991


Published in Nebraska Library Association Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 3 (Fall 1991), pp. 6-11. Copyright (c) 1991 K. Walter.


Preservation literacy is becoming crucial as Nebraska's collections age and as the body of .Nebraska's written heritage grows. Preservation needs in the state have been identified by surveying libraries, historical societies, museums and records offices. Based on these surveys and on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded State Preservation Planning Project, solutions to shared preservation problems are being proposed. Goals are to improve housing and care of collections, to preserve key collections in Nebraska, to raise public awareness, and to provide a coordinated preservation program for state repositories.