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New standards for collections
PD5454: 2012 and PAS198: 2012 (full)

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Seminar at the British Library Centre for Conservation, London

Thursday 29 November 2012

The British Library Preservation Advisory Centre is delighted to host this afternoon seminar, one in a series organised by the National Conservation Service and presented by Chris Woods in his role as chair of the BSI committee responsible for BS5454, to inform people about the new version PD5454: 2012 Guide for the storage and exhibition of archival materials.

The seminar includes an introduction by Nancy Bell (The National Archives) who led the production of PAS 198: 2012 Specification for managing environmental conditions for cultural collections. This event is generously sponsored by Restore Plc, who will also be presenting a case study on the new collaborative storage service to be launched later this year in partnership with NCS in buildings that exemplify the principle of PD5454. Restore have also kindly provided us with a drinks reception at the end of the programme.


13.15 Registration
13.30 Welcome and introduction
13.35 New standards for collections: context, synergies and new concepts


PD5454: 2012
Background and structure
Storage repository site
Storage repository construction

15.30 Case study: Restore Plc


PD5454: 2012
Fire protection and prevention

16.10 Questions and discussion
16.45 End
17.00 Reception
18.00 End


Nancy Bell, Head of Collection Care, TNA and Project Director for PAS198:2012
Kevin Pressland, Atkins Design and Committee member for PD5454: 2012
Chris Woods, Director NCS and Chairman BSI IDT/02/09