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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Preservation in Massachusetts Libraries: MBLC Forms

Subscribe and connect with Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Preservation Specialist Evan Knight and colleagues around the Commonwealth that work to advance the protection of cultural collections.


The Self Assessment worksheet is intended to help identify the risks to your special collections by breaking down their management into approachable sections. This practical template provides a current snapshot of your institution's special collections management practices and should be useful for many types of institution and collections formats. There are three sections: 

  • Institutional Background
  • Special Collections Information
  • Locations Assessment

Assessment 1: Institutional Background

Assessment 2: Collections Information

Assessment 3: Location Assessments