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Course on environment

From: Alison Walker <alison.walker>
Date: Monday, October 23, 2006
National Preservation Office
Managing the Library and Archive Environment
British Library Conference Centre
12 February 2007

Course leader: Jane Henderson, Cardiff University

This one-day course will help librarians and archivists to
understand the effect that a poor environment has on collections,
and demonstrate how to monitor and control their storage
environment. It is led by Jane Henderson, a well-known expert and
trainer from Cardiff University's Department of History and
Archaeology, with demonstrations of equipment by Chris Michael,

The National Preservation Office announces a new course, designed to
help libraries and archives provide the optimum environment for
their holdings.

Knowing the need, the NPO's report on the emerging national picture
of preservation need
<URL:> highlighted
the improvement of environmental conditions as an imperative for the
long-term survival of collections.

An online booking form is available at

    9:45am      Registration
    10am        Introductions and welcome
    10:15am     How collections get damaged
    10:30am     Agents of deterioration :The role of moisture and
                temperature in damaging collections
    11am        Units and targets for relative humidity and
    11:30am     Tea break
    11:45am     Setting targets for environmental conditions for
                library and archive materials
    12:15pm     Environmental targets for collections : the
                building, and the climate

    12:45pm     Lunch

    1:45pm      Environmental monitoring equipment

                    *   Range of equipment available
                    *   Costs and accuracy
                    *   How to use it
                    *   Live data from telemetric systems
    2:45pm      Matching monitoring equipment to you

                    *   Criteria for selection
                    *   choosing locations to monitor
                    *   data collection
    3:15pm      Interpreting RH charts
    4pm         Action planning
    4:15pm      Close

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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