Material in special formats should be processed in accordance with the philosophy and general guidelines outlined throughout this manual. This chapter provides additional guidelines for the arrangement, description, physical handling, and storage of formats with specific needs. As with any material, the level to which these formats are processed will depend on the research value of the material, its physical condition, and anticipated use.
Questions about storage for particular items may be addressed in consultation with the Preservation Coordination Librarian and/or the curator of the collection.
Information on determining appropriate storage locations, including oversize material, may be found in Chapter 4.7.3 Storage Locations.