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Actions for access: tools to prioritize
within collection care

Preservation Advisory Centre/RLUK Training Day

Friday 9 December 2011

British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Location Details

In all organisations, and especially in cash-straitened times, priorities in collection care have to be established. Organisations have to choose what is most important to protect and make available to use and choose which preservation actions will most effectively achieve their aim of long-term access to collections in libraries and archives. This event looks at a selection of tools used to establish the priorities in collection care allowing participants to consider how the tools could be used in their own organisations. By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Give examples of tools used to establish priorities in collection care
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of prioritization tools
  • Decide on the appropriateness of using either a predetermined or custom tool
  • Recognise how tools could be used in their own organisations.


10.15 Registration
10.30 Welcome and introductions
10.40 Principles of prioritization
Alison Faraday, Preservation Advisory Centre
11.00 Preservation Assessment Survey
Julia Foster, Preservation Advisory Centre
11.50 Break
12.10 Benchmarks in Collection Care
Jane Thompson-Webb, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Creating a bespoke tool to survey a collection
Penny Bonning, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
14.20 Risk Awareness Profiling Tool
Tanya Pollard and Sharon Robinson, Museum of London
15.10 Break
15.25 Demonstration of tools
16.00 Planning for prioritization
Alison Faraday, Preservation Advisory Centre
16.45 End

Registration form

Please copy the form below into an email, complete it and send it to

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I would like to book a place on the Preservation Advisory Centre/RLUK training day ‘Actions for access: tools to prioritize within collection care’ on 9 December 2011.

Fee (including refreshments and lunch) £100.00 + VAT = £120.00
Fee for RLUK members £75.00 + VAT = £90.00



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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.

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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