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14-2-6 Repair, Replacement, Removal and Preservation of Materials

 

NUMBER:  14-2-6          APPROVED DATE:  05-13-1999

BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE:  14-2-0 LEARNING RESOURCES CENTERS - COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

PURPOSE: The systematic development of the resource collection of the Learning Resources Centers requires the acquisition of new materials. This procedure guides decisions regarding the repair, replacement, removal and/or preservation of existing materials.

RESPONSIBILITY: The LRC staff makes final decisions for repair, replacement, or removal of materials in the annual evaluation of LRC holdings.

GUIDELINES:

  1. Repair
    • material that has value to the curriculum but is no longer available
    • material that has value to the curriculum but is too expensive to replace
  2. Replace
    • material that has value to the curriculum, and is available and affordable
  3. Remove
    • outdated resources/materials
    • damaged materials which cannot be repaired or replaced or for which the cost of preservation exceeds the value of the material
    • all law related resources according to respective schedules, health science materials after five years except for historical materials, standard works, and resources used in other content areas retained/updated annually.
  4. Review
    • social science and technology resources every five years
  5. Retain
    • all South Carolina material

Updated: 01-10-2008

Reviewed: 03-19-2014