Through the Selector Review Program, library materials that are too deteriorated to be used or repaired are reviewed for replacement, digitization or withdrawal from the collection.
The process is as follows:
- Items for review are identified by circulation staff at the point of reshelving or by selectors while performing routine collection review or analysis.
- Preservation Department staff search each title to determine the status of current holdings, the availability of reprints and the cost of digitization and then recommend the best preservation option.
- These recommendations are reviewed in quarterly meetings with each selector to determine the most appropriate course of action.
This process ensures that preservation resources are being expended on materials of lasting value to the collections.