Apologies for cross posting
Please can I draw you attention to the following course.
Preservation Assessment Survey Workshop
Tuesday 22nd May 2012
The British Library Centre for Conservation, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
The Preservation Assessment Survey provides statistical evidence of preservation practice and enables institutions to determine preservation priorities.
This Preservation Advisory Centre workshop is designed for library and archive staff. It introduces the Preservation Assessment Survey methodology and demonstrates the benefits of carrying out a survey. No previous knowledge of preservation is required. Participants will learn to:
• plan a survey
• select a statistically valid sample
• assess the condition of collection items
• identify factors affecting their preservation.
There will be ample opportunity for discussion giving participants the chance to discuss how a survey will work best for their organisation. The workshop includes practical sessions and is popular amongst previous participants "I got a much better background on the purpose and scope of the surveys. They provide a great evidence base for advocacy”.
Workshop fee: £60 +VAT (£72)
For the full programme and to book, please visit: http://www.bl.uk/blpac/pasworkshop.html
The Preservation Assessment Survey (PAS) is a standardised survey methodology which has been used by over 300 libraries and archives in the UK and Ireland since its launch in 2001. Participants have successfully used the results to support funding bids and to inform internal planning and budgeting for preservation. For further information, including cost see: www.bl.uk/blpac/paslib.html
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
0207 412 7612
Please note I work part-time but am generally in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In my absence please contact John Webster ([log in to unmask])
The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre is the new name for the National Preservation Office.
To subscribe to the Preservation Advisory Centre e-newsletter visit: https://forms.bl.uk/newsletters.