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Conference on the state of preservation in libraries and archives

From: Caroline Peach <caroline.peach<-at->
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
"Knowing the need and optimising the preservation of library and
    archive collections"
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom
1 March 2013
10am -4pm

This one day conference presents the findings from a recent analysis
of the state of preservation in libraries and archives, Knowing the
Need, 2006-2011 alongside complementary projects which share the
goal of understanding the issues on which the long-term use of
collections depend.

The conference uses the Knowing the Need, 2006-2011 findings to
highlight the areas in which preservation practice is strong, and
identify where there are common weaknesses. It looks at an apparent
lack of discrimination in the application of preservation strategies
and uses discussion sessions to investigate the reasons for this. It
challenges decision-makers to be more selective in their decision
making and prioritisation in order to optimise their preservation
activity. It suggests next steps for those who influence and are
engaged in preservation activity and tests the appetite for working
together to improve the status quo.

To be part of the discussion, please register using the booking form

Topics include:

    Findings from Knowing the Need, 2006-2011
    Caroline Peach

    The RLUK project 'Unique and Distinctive Collections'
    Alison Cullingford

    Environmental control as a preservation strategy
    Dr Barry Knight

    Surrogacy: past practice, future intention
    Deborah Novotny

    A project to establish the preservation needs of archives in
        Linda Ramsay

Cost: UKP40 + VAT = UKP48 including lunch and refreshments

To book, please visit:


Caroline Peach
Head of Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

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