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Writing and Using a Preservation Policy

British Library
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh EH1 1EW, Scotland.

United Kingdom

Learning Objectives
-define what is meant by preservation;
-explain what a preservation policy is and how this links to other strategic and business planning documents;
-identify what needs to be included in a preservation policy;
-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.
Training Fee
Fee (including refreshments and lunch) £100.00 + VAT = £120.00. Fee for RLUK members £75.00 + VAT = £90.00
Target Audience1
Executive , Managerial , Practical
Contact E-Mail
17 Nov 2011 10:15am - 04:45pm

A preservation policy provides a framework for thinking about the long-term aspects of collections management. This development day on preservation policies explains the purpose and benefits of a preservation policy, provides guidance on writing a policy for your organisation and gives examples of how policies are used by a number of different organisations.

Previous attendees found that the day helped with 'distinctions between policy, strategy, guidelines and action plans'; and provided 'practical information regarding how to develop an effective policy and what to include/exclude from it'.

The day is led by preservation and collections management consultant Jonathan Rhys-Lewis (ACR).

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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