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Archives at risk

British Records Association seminar

8 May 2013

Centre for Conservation
British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
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The seminar considered the risks highlighted by the British Records Associationís recent report on archives and records at risk and the proposals it made for further co-ordinated work to enhance the collection and preservation of both digital and traditional archive formats.

Short presentations were given by Anthony Smith (British Records Association), Caroline Peach (British Library Preservation Advisory Centre), Melinda Haunton (The National Archives) and David Mander.

Graph from Knowing the need report   Preservation strategies
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Caroline Peach, Head
Preservation Advisory Centre

Discussions were led by an expert panel headed by Anne Barrett (Archives for London) and including Norman James (The National Archives), Sarah Horton (CyMAL) and Brenda Weeden (Voluntary Action History Society).


13.30 Registration opens / Tea and coffee
14.00 Housekeeping - Caroline Peach
14.05 Welcome - Anthony Smith
14.10 Archives at risk - Anthony Smith
14.35 Preservation Strategies - Caroline Peach
14.50 Archives Accreditation - Melinda Haunton
15.05 Practical Aspirations - David Mander
15.20 Break
15.35 Panel-led questions and discussion session
16.10 Reflections on the discussion
16.35 Conclusions - Anthony Smith
16.45 Close