Preservation Advisory Centre Training Day
Thursday 18 April 2013
British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Preservation is a means of ensuring that collections can be used for the long-term. This training day 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 steps for minimising those risks. It is targeted at those who are new to the preservation of library and archive collections, and includes group exercises and discussion sessions to address individual needs. By the end of the day, participants will be able to:
- define what is meant by preservation
- identify the main threats to library and archive collections
- identify factors to consider when storing and handling items
- find other sources of information to support their preservation work.
The day is led by Ruth Honeybone, Manager, Lothian Health Services Archive and Caroline Peach, Head, Preservation Advisory Centre.
|10.25||Welcome and introductions|
• What is preservation?
• Current standards and guidelines
|11.00||Handling and use
• Exploring different types of handling and use
• Key risks and how to minimise them
|11.45||Storage of physical collections
|13.45||Policies and planning|
Emergency control planning
• Simple steps
• Sources of support
|16.00||Discussion and questions|