Damaged books and bound archives:
practical first steps
Preservation Advisory Centre Training Day
Wednesday 5 June 2013
British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
This training day is aimed at librarians and archivists. It provides an overview of how books and bound archives become damaged, action to minimise damage, and first steps to address common forms of damage. By the end of the day delegates will be able to:
- recognise different types of damage
- understand how damage is caused
- minimise damage to books in their own organisation's collections
- identify appropriate treatment options
- make a protective enclosure for an item
- recognise when volunteers could be used and when a conservator is needed.
Delegates who attended the previous training day on damaged books and bound archives commented that they gained 'practical information about damage and the realisation that I should constantly monitor the condition of items on the shelves'; and learnt 'practical skills in tape tying and producing melinex covers'. The day is led by accredited conservator, Caroline Bendix whose clients include the National Trust and English Heritage.
|10.25||Welcome and introductions|
|10.30||Identification of different types of damage and recognition of the causes|
|11.45||Simple steps for minimising damage|
|12.05||Understanding appropriate treatment options and decision-making for remedial treatment|
|14.00||Understanding the use of protective enclosures. Practical exercise in tying tape and making Melinex™ wrappers|
|15.15||Working with conservators and volunteers|
Please copy the form below into an email, complete it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I would like to book a place on the Preservation Advisory Centre training day ‘Damaged books: practical first steps’ on 5 June 2013.
Training day fee (including refreshments and lunch):
£115.00 + VAT = £138.00
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Terms and conditions
You will be invoiced for the full amount on receipt of the registration form. Invoices must be paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice. All payments must be made in UK pounds sterling, without deduction of bank charges. Payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or by bank transfer. Cancellations will not be refunded. A substitute delegate is acceptable if notified to the Preservation Advisory Centre. This registration form constitutes a legally binding contract. In the unlikely event of the training day being cancelled the organisers will make a full refund of the training day fee received but disclaim any further liability.
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Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7612
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7796
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