Environment: Effective monitoring and management

, 09.30 - 16.30
Documents destroyed by the extremes of wet conditions and insect infestations in Mizoram – said to be the wettest place on the planet - northeast India. Endangered Archives Programme. Photography © Dr Kyle Jackson
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This training day is led by Jane Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Conservation at Cardiff University, with demonstrations of equipment by Chris Michael of Meaco and is is aimed at people with responsibility for the care of library and archive collections. Avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach to environmental parameters, the day helps you to understand the vulnerabilities and tolerances of your collections and then shows how to set realistic and achievable targets that are appropriate to the materials in your care and the resources available to you. At the end of the day you will be in a strong position to take cost-effective decisions and prioritise actions for maintaining a sustainable environment.

The British Library has collaborated with West Dean College to deliver a programme of study days in preservation and collection care for libraries. The programme focuses on Continued Professional Development and is aimed at professionals, conservation students and others interested in furthering their skills in this area. This study day is suitable for anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for care of libraries, archives and collections.


When: , 09.30 - 16.30
Availability: Limited Availability


Where: British Library St Pancras
Enquiries: +44 (0)1243 818219
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