This collection includes papers, posters, and discussion notes from the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Off-Site Storage (MARCOSS), held April 10, 2018 at the University of Maryland Libraries. Traditional library concerns like access, preservation, systems, and collections are different in off-site storage than at the circulating libraries they support. MARCOSS gives participants the opportunity to develop a network among off-site storage library professionals in the mid-Atlantic region and learn about the work their colleagues do at their off-site storage facilities. Session topics include: preservation, shelving and inventory methods, technical systems for error reduction, integrating special collections in storage facilities, staff safety, and more.
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While many collecting repositories are familiar with preservation considerations for their primary, on-site storage facilities, off-site storage is by definition physically separate and as a result, sometimes less frequently considered in preservation needs assessments, policy development, environmental management programs, emergency preparedness and response efforts, security plans, preservation resource allocation, etc. The discussion will be led by a preservation professional who will share recommendations for, as well as solicit feedback from, collections staff interested in learning about preservation considerations that impact offsite storage facilities. The overall goal of the discussion will be to determine achievable tactics for incorporating offsite storage into an institution’s strategic preservation planning initiatives.