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Preservation Assessment Survey Workshop with Julia Foster

Ref: L1D08221



Preservation Assessment Survey Workshop Designed for library and archive staff (no previous knowledge of preservation is required), the workshop introduces a variety of collection survey methods, explains the benefits of carrying out a survey, provides options for selecting a sample and includes a practical session allowing attendees to plan, measure, and compile survey data. Participants have successfully used the results of collection and condition surveys to support funding bids and to inform internal planning and budgeting for preservation. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: or +44 (0) 1243 818219. For further information about booking, please telephone the Bookings Office: +44 (0)1243 818300. Website: The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the world.


Julia Foster

Julia developed the Preservation Assessment Survey from a recommendation in a research paper, to a fully functioning survey tool with supporting guidance. Between 1998 and 2014 in her role at the Preservation Advisory Centre she worked with a range of library and archive organisations across the UK and internationally to complete more than 300 surveys. Since 2014 she has provided a freelance service providing surveys, condition assessments and stocktaking activities.

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