Preservation covers a wide range of activities: repairing the physical damage to well-used materials; transforming physical materials into digital format; or archiving the historic record in its physical and digital forms. Preservation staff:
Preservation ranked #24 out of 51 self-identified urgent training needs. It also ranked #24 out of 60 topics staff would like training in. 73% (67) of respondents indicated they would like training at the Beginner level, 20% (22) would like training at the Intermediate level, and 13% (14) would like training at the Advanced level.