Led by Julia Foster this CPD study-day has been designed for library and archive staff (no previous knowledge of preservation is required). It 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.
Participants have successfully used the results of collection and condition surveys to support funding bids and to inform internal planning and budgeting for preservation.
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.
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.