Writing and Using a Preservation Policy, London, 11 June 2012
British Library Preservation Advisory Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
How does your institution approach long-term collections management?
What are you keeping, for how long, and why?
What measures can you put in place to ensure sustainable use and enhanced access to collections over time?
A preservation policy addresses these questions. It is a powerful tool providing clarity, accountability and a sound basis for communication for organisations seeking to manage collections over the long-term.
Whether you are writing a preservation policy for the first time or revising it, this training day will provide you with a framework to build the policy and then put it into practice. It includes case studies and the opportunity to begin to write your policy under the guidance of preservation and collections management consultant Jonathan Rhys-Lewis (ACR).
The day is aimed at librarians, archivists and collections managers with responsibility for policies, strategies and planning. The emphasis of this training day is on analogue library and archive collections though reference to digital preservation is made as part of an holistic approach to collections management.
Previous attendees found that the day helped with “distinctions between policy, strategy, guidelines and action plans”; and “Practical information regarding how to develop an effective policy and what to include/exclude from it.”
Cost: £100 + VAT including lunch and refreshments
For full programme and booking details, please see: http://www.bl.uk/blpac/policy.html
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB