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A CAP assessment may assist your institution by:

  • Providing recommendations and priorities for collections care that are specific to your collections
  • Facilitating the development of a long-range preservation plan
  • Serving as a fundraising tool for future collections projects

Every CAP report will contain an Executive Summary that provides a prioritized list of recommendations for improving your institution’s collections care. Though you may be aware of many of these issues already, the assessment can help you decide where to invest limited resources. It may be valuable in drawing the attention of your board or leadership to collections care concerns. If you are interested in seeking grant funding or private support for conservation or preservation activities, a CAP report can provide a professional argument for the need for such work.