Condition reporting

An essential component of collection management is benchmarking collection items condition. This provides an opportunity to track the effects of the storage environment on the rate of deterioration of individual collection items and how the provision of access is affecting the physical condition.

Assessing the condition of film materials is a very labour and time intensive task. Due to the repetitive nature of film examination there are also ergonomic considerations in workplace design and task administration to ensure that staff do not suffer from Occupational Overuse Syndrome or other OH&S risks.