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Course on archival preservation management

From: Jonathan Rhys-Lewis <jonathan>
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Archival Preservation Management Summer School
London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB
August 20-22, 2002

This course is primarily intended for people working with archives
and records across the heritage sector seeking to gain more in-depth
knowledge of preservation issues. The course will be suitable for
people at all levels from archive or conservation assistants to
librarian managers of archives repositories. It will focus on
presenting the big picture of effective preservation management with
detailed examination of key areas. The tutors will be Jonathan
Rhys-Lewis a leading consultant in preservation management and Janet
Foster and Margaret Crockett of the Archive-Skills Consultancy.

An intensive and highly participative course, participants are
encouraged to prepare by thinking about preservation issues in their
own repositories. The programme is designed to enable you to
evaluate your preservation needs and develop your notes throughout
the course into an achievable strategy for implementation in the

A course resource pack will be provided which includes:

    supporting papers for the course content
    list of conservation suppliers
    product information
    basic cleaning kit

In addition to the resource pack, the course fee of UKP375 includes
tea and coffee and light refreshments. Participants will need to
make their own lunch arrangements.

Course Aims:

    *   to give participants an overview and understanding of
        preservation management issues

    *   to facilitate participants in assessing and developing their
        own preservation strategy

    *   to provide practical introductions to specific techniques
        for protecting archival material

Provisional Programme

Day 1

    Introductions and overview of course
    Evaluation of your preservation needs
    Definitions, preservation at the heart of archives management,
    chemistry of paper Building blocks of preservation management
    Developing strategies and policies
    Audit of holdings

Day 2

    Field trip to conservation lab
    Storage, Good housekeeping (cleaning), packaging and Handling
    Other media

Day 3

    Emergency planning and disaster recovery
    Preservation Surgery
    Individual strategy development
    Round up

Send application form to

    TASC, May Cottage
    1 Fountayne Road
    London N16 7EB
    janet [at] archive-skills__com

       Full name

    I enclose a cheque for UKP375 payable to the Archive-Skills
    consultancy (TASC)

    Please send me a receipt

    Please invoice my employer (give details if different from

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