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Assessment and Survey Tools
For emergency and disaster assessment and survey tools, see the
Disaster Preparedness section under Collections Care.
Preservation Survey Reports
ALA Preservation Statistics
This is a yearly project to document preservation activities in American cultural heritage institutions. They embrace the motto "Count what you do and show preservation counts!" The latest surveys, reports, and data are freely available at the linked website.
A Public Trust at Risk (full report)
Full report (184 pages), including survey methodology, for the Heritage Health Index survey of U.S. cultural heritage institutions and their preservation needs.
A Public Trust at Risk (summary report)
Summary public report (20 pages) on the state of U.S. Collections based upon a 2004 survey of condition and preservation needs.
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