Preservation in a dynamic environment: A librarian’s perspe
- Author(s): Abrams, Stephen
- et al.
Preservation is a collaborative effort and community engagement around priority setting is a must. Let me begin by being clear about what hasn’t changed, and that isthe library’s core mission:connectingits patrons with content of interest in meaningful ways across barriers of space and time. Of course, while that focus remains constant,the mechanisms by whichandthe environment in whichwe approachithaveevolvedin any number of highly significantlyways.To assessthe impact of these transformational changes, let’s examinethe keycomponentsof thatmission statement:patrons, content, meaningful, space,and timeand see how they have been affected.