This collaborative West Dean College and British Library CPD study day introduces a variety of collection survey methods, explains the benefits of carrying out a survey, and includes a practical session.
Designed for library and archive staff (no previous knowledge of preservation is required), the workshop introduces a variety of collection survey methods, explains the benefits of carrying out a survey, provides options for selecting a sample and includes a practical session allowing attendees to plan, measure, and compile survey data.
You will return to your collection with the knowledge to identify a relevant survey sample, understand what questions you need to ask and complete the practical steps necessary.
Previous course participants have successfully used the results of collection and condition surveys to support funding bids and to inform internal planning and budgeting for preservation. See examples of surveys.
Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.
Classes are from 9.30 - 4.30pm.
A working lunch in the Foyle Room is included.
Pencil and notebook for surveying exercise.
What students need to bring
The practical sessions will take place in the basement which is kept at a cool temperature so please bring warmer clothing. Coats and bags are not allowed in the store for security reasons but will be locked away.