Dear Colleagues,


Please find details of training courses being delivered on behalf of MLA London in November and December below. These course are open to all staff and volunteers in museums, libraries, and archives throughout the UK.


Child Protection for museums, libraries and archives (FINAL CALL FOR PLACES) – 30th November 2007


Copyright Essentials (FEW PLACES REMAINING) – 4th December 2007


Click on the course title above for further information, or visit the Training and Events section of our website,


Cost: 75 for delegates from organisations within the 33 London boroughs, 90 for delegates from outside of London. 1 place for a volunteer member of staff from an organisation at 37.50 (London only)


To download a booking form click here or contact Georgina Siddall on 020 7549 1712 ([log in to unmask])


Please return the completed form to [log in to unmask], or post to Bookings, 4th Floor, 53-56 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DG, or by fax on 020 7490 5225.



Child Protection for museums, libraries and archives

Confused by child protection law and how it applies within your organisation?  Need to know more about child protection?


Date: Friday 30th November 2007

Time: 09.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Birkbeck Library, Main Building, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX


This course is for anyone, including staff, volunteers and freelancers, who work with children in their organisation.  It will also benefit people responsible for developing education programmes  and/or writing child protection policies for their organisation


This practical training day aims to ensure that participants leave knowing what is important, what is not, and are confident to make informed decisions on procedures and requirements relating to Child Protection legislation.


At the end of the session participants will have knowledge of:



Finally it will guide participants in auditing their policy and procedures.  The trainer can provide ongoing help in drafting child protection policies , or an organisational "health check" should you require it.


The course is for a small number of delegates.  Delegates will be asked to complete a short questionnaire outlining the child protection issues and situations that specifically apply to their organisation before they attend this course in order to ensure that their needs can addressed directly on the day.



Copyright: Essentials


Date: Tuesday 4th December 2007

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS


For museum, library and archive practitioners who are establishing or improving rights management procedures and/or seeking an introduction to the principles of copyright within the context of caring for and interpreting collections.


This is the first of three copyright training events we will be running. You may book each course as a stand-alone training course or a combination of the three.


This hands-on practical one day training course provides an introduction to copyright and its importance within the context of caring for collections. Participants will be introduced to the tools they need to manage copyright as part of their daily work within the context of museums, galleries and other cultural heritage organisations. The day will also examine in detail how rights can be cleared, the role of copyright audits, tips for tracing rights holders, due diligence and the management and protection of rights within the context of digitisation and publishing projects.


By the end of the course participants will have:



Delivered by Naomi Korn, MDA.


The other two courses in this series are Copyright and the Web (31st January 2008) and Copyright: Exploitation (6th March 2008). Please see the Training and Events section of our website for further details (



Paddy McNulty

Workforce Development Co-ordinator

Direct line: 020 7549 1711

Main line: 020 7549 1700

Fax: 020 7490 5225

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