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National Preservation Office Annual Conference

From: Alison Walker <alison.walker<-a>
Date: Monday, October 3, 2005
NPO Annual Conference 2005
The British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Monday 31 October 2005
Location Details:

Has preservation come of age? 21 years after the Ratcliffe report


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this conference will look at how library and archive preservation
has developed since 1984, and will present a new analysis of
preservation needs as determined by the NPO's programme of
preservation assessment surveys. Speakers and participants will
debate how collection strategies can address these needs.

The full programme for this year's NPO conference is below. A
registration form can be found at



10-10:05am      Welcome and introduction
                Ronald Milne
                Acting Director of Oxford University Library
                Services and Bodley's Librarian

10:05-10:45     The road travelled: 21 years of preservation since
                the Ratcliffe report
                Professor John Feather
                Loughborough University

10:45-11:30     A national assessment of preservation need: the
                results of the NPO's programme of preservation
                assessment surveys
                Alison Walker
                Head, National Preservation Office

11:30am-12pm    Break

12-12:30pm      Domain focus: what do the findings tell us and how
                can we use them? A panel response and audience
                discussion on the key findings

                    Nick Kingsley
                    Head of Advisory Services, The National Archives

                    Helen Shenton
                    Head of Collection Care, British Library

                    Debby Shorley
                    Librarian, Sussex University and President of

12:30-1pm       The Institute of Conservation: the impact of the
                assessment of preservation need on the conservation
                Alastair McCapra
                Chief Executive, Institute of Conservation

1-2pm           Lunch

2-3:30pm        Expert focus: the panel will examine some of the
                main themes from the survey results

                    Barry Knight
                    Head of Conservation Research, British Library

                    Professor Graham Matthews
                    Liverpool John Moores University

                    Deborah Novotny
                    Head of Preservation, British Library

                    Helen Lindsay
                    Independent Conservator

                    Ylva Player-Dahnsjo
                    Chief Conservator, Book and Paper Conservation
                    University of Dundee Library

3:10-3:30pm     Break

3:30-4pm        Sustainable collections
                Chris Batt
                Chief Executive, Museums Libraries and Archives

4-4:30pm        Policy and planning for libraries in Denmark
                Erland Kolding Nielsen
                Director General, Royal Library, Denmark

4:30-4:35pm     Round up and close
                Ronald Milne
                Acting Director of Oxford University Library
                Services and Bodley's Librarian

Alison Walker
National Preservation Office
British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7798
Fax: +44 20 7412 7796

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