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

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Area Commission
  3. Information Technology
  4. Plans and Analysis
  5. Marketing
  6. Financial Affairs
  7. Facilities Management
  8. Human Resources and Employee Relations
  9. Development
  10. Procurement and Inventory Control
  11. Auxiliary Enterprises and Printing Services
  12. Public Safety
  13. Academic Affairs
  14. Learning Resources

    14-0-1 Digital Resources Acquisition

    14-0-4 Duplication and Use of Copyrighted Material

    14-1-0 Learning Resources Centers - Use of Resources Policy

    14-1-1 Library Materials, Overdue

    14-2-0 Learning Resources Centers - Collection Development Policy

    14-2-3 Learning Resources Centers - Materials Acquisition

    14-2-4 Acquisition of Consumable Books and Periodicals

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

    14-2-7 Archives

  15. Continuing Education and Economic Development
  16. Admissions and Registrar
  17. Student Services

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


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.


  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    • outdated resources/materials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