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Advocacy, Evidence, Support

June-July 2010

Advocacy, evidence, support (06-07/2010)

Advocacy: making the case for preservation
(PDF format) 122KB
Caroline Peach, Preservation Advisory Centre

Evidence: knowing your needs. Using the Preservation Assessment Survey (PDF format) 269KB
Julia Foster, Preservation Advisory Centre

Knowing the need: building a bigger picture (PDF format) 203KB
Caroline Peach, Preservation Advisory Centre

Overview of funding opportunities (PDF format)
Diane Forsythe, HLF Scotland

Advocacy, evidence, support (summary report) (PDF Format) 36KB

With increased pressure on resources and many organisations facing funding cuts it can be difficult to make the case for long-term, core activities such as preservation. Most institutions want what preservation achieves: ensured continuity of access to collections. This series of five free in events in Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberystwyth, Dublin and London brought 152 librarians, archivists and conservators together to focus on the challenges of advocating for long-term collection care.

Morning sessions, led by the Preservation Advisory Centre, demonstrated how to make the case for preservation, both in terms of the outcomes it achieves and value to the organisation. Afternoon sessions were tailored to each location, highlighting examples of collaborative work, networks and support available for preservation and conservation activities.

Summary Report (PDF Format) 36KB

Presentations (morning)

Advocacy: making the case for preservation
(PDF format) 122KB
Caroline Peach, Preservation Advisory Centre

Evidence: knowing your needs. Using the Preservation Assessment Survey (PDF format) 269KB
Julia Foster, Preservation Advisory Centre

Knowing the need: building a bigger picture (PDF format) 203KB
Caroline Peach, Preservation Advisory Centre

Presentations (afternoon)

Edinburgh

Support: NAS and archive conservation
Linda Ramsay, The National Archives of Scotland

Using PAS at Perth & Kinross Archives
Steve Connelly, Perth & Kinross Archives

Overview of funding opportunities (PDF format)
Diane Forsythe, HLF Scotland

Closing remarks
George MacKenzie, Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Manchester

The Centre of Digital Excellence Manchester
Carol Burrows and Jim Duff, John Rylands Library

Aberystwyth

Using PAS at Flintshire Record Office
Mark Allen, Flintshire Record Office

Evidencing need and providing support: digital preservation activities at the National Library of Wales
Ifor ap Dafydd, National Library of Wales

Support: CyMAL's work to support library and archive preservation, including the opportunity grant scheme
Sarah Paul, Sarah Horton, Alyson Tyler – CyMAL

Dublin

Networks, support and funding
Frances McGee, National Archives of Ireland
Catherine Fahy and Nicola Ralston, National Library of Ireland
Maighread McParland, ICHAWI, Louise O’Connor on behalf of CNCI

London

Networks support and funding
Paula Bricki, MLA
Alison Richmond, Icon Louise Ray, TNA