Archivists in various organizations face questions of how to plan a preservation strategy in less than perfect circumstances, or deal with a sudden emergency. This book considers the causes of threats to the basic material, and outlines the preservation options available.
understanding archive materials and their characteristics * managing digital preservation * archive buildings and their characteristics *safeguarding the building and its contents * managing archival storage * managing risks and avoiding disaster * setting up a conservation workshop * moving the records * exhibiting archives * handling the records * managing a pest control programme * using and creating surrogates * putting preservation into practice.
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Helen Forde BA DAA PhD FSA RMSA is a professional archivist who has worked in local authority, private and most recently national archives. Until 2001 she was Head of Preservation Services at the UK National Archives, where she had previously been in charge of both the Library and the Museum. She has extensive experience of issues relating to collection care both in the UK and in other countries all over the world, and now works as an independent consultant on archives. She has also taught preservation management at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London for many years.