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Preservation Assessment Survey Workshop

Tuesday 24 September 2013

The British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
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Designed for library and archive staff, the workshop introduces the Preservation Assessment Survey methodology and demonstrates the benefits of carrying out a survey. No previous knowledge of preservation is required. Participants will learn to:

  • plan a survey
  • select a statistically valid sample
  • assess the condition of collection items
  • identify factors affecting their preservation.

There will be ample opportunity for discussion.

"I got a much better background on the purpose and scope of the surveys. They provide a great evidence base for advocacy

The Preservation Assessment Survey (PAS) has been used by over 300 libraries and archives in the UK and Ireland since its launch in 2001. Participants have successfully used the results to support funding bids and to inform internal planning and budgeting for preservation.


11.00 Welcome
11.15 Introducing the Survey: development and methodology
12.15 Practical exercise: selecting a sample
13.30 Lunch
14.15 Practical exercise: collection item assessment
15.30 Database demonstration
16.00 Finish

Registration form

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Alternatively, print out, complete and return the form by post to the address at the bottom of this page.

I would like to book a place on the 'Preservation Assessment Survey Workshop' on 24 September 2013.

Workshop fee (including lunch) £60.00 + VAT = £72.00 per person



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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.

Please send this booking form to:

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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