18 April 2013, British Library Centre for Conservation, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Preservation is a means of ensuring that collections can be used for the long-term. This workshop focuses on the preservation of library and archive collections, with an emphasis on traditional, paper-based collections. The day introduces common terminology and standards, highlights risks to collections, and describes simple and practical steps for putting preservation into practice.
The day is targeted at those who are newly involved in caring for library and archive collections, those for whom preservation is just one of their many responsibilities, and those who are seeking a bit more confidence in how to approach preservation.
By the end of the day, participants will be able to:
• understand what is meant by preservation;
• identify the main threats to library and archive collections;
• identify factors to consider when storing and handling items;
• understand the role preservation policies play in supporting and enabling good practice;
• find other sources of information and networks to support their preservation work.
Cost: £105 + VAT
Full programme and booking information: http://www.bl.uk/blpac/basics.html
Head of Preservation Advisory Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
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