Workshop on Preservation Management, 11-15 July 2016

The National Library of South Africa in partnership with the Department of Library and Information Science (University of the Western Cape) is presenting a workshop on preservation management for libraries at the UWC campus in Bellville from 11-15 July 2016.

The course is intended for senior library staff. This is a five day workshop designed to introduce participants to concepts of preservation management applied to library collections and services.  By the end of the course participants should understand preservation challenges that apply to most common types of library and archival collections, apply risk management, draft and implement a library disaster and recovery plan, understand preventive disaster measures, proper conditions for storage of library collections, undertake library moves, plan a digitisation project, understand the concept of conservation and restoration.

Registration is free to staff working in community libraries (sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture). Staff from other libraries are most welcome. Registration fees are R 2 000 per person for the week (excluding travel and accommodation).

Please complete attached registration form and send to Mr Douwe Drijfhout, Director: Preservation Services, National Library of South Africa, email, tel 012 401 9705.