Writing and using a preservation policy

, 09.30 – 16.30
Digitisation of rare manuscript
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A preservation policy provides the opportunity for an organisation to develop a framework for thinking about the role of collections management and care, including the resource requirements.

Led by Jennifer Dinsmor, conservator,This training day explains the purpose and benefits of a preservation policy and provides guidance on writing a policy for your organisation. We will review examples of policies from a range of organisations and you will have experience of drafting a policy.

By the end of the day, participants will be able to: analyse how best to establish preservation as a key objective of the organisation; explain what a preservation policy is and how it links to other strategic and business planning documents; identify what needs to be included in a preservation policy and why; describe issues that need to be considered when implementing a preservation policy; create an action plan for writing or reviewing their own organisation's preservation policy.

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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