Below is the relevant extract from the discussion standard. Please discuss:
- What works? What doesn't work?
- What would be your preferred text?
- What evidence could you provide to meet the standard?
2.6 Preservation and conservation strategy
Objective: The archive service has strategies in place to manage the preservation and conservation of its physical collections
Standard: The archive service has plans to help deliver improvements to collections care and conservation in line with the preservation and conservation policy
The purpose of a preservation and conservation strategy is to ensure the continuing preservation of an archive service’s holdings. It identifies preservation issues which may be currently affecting archival material and guides the preservation and conservation practice of the service.
It is a particularly useful document when dealing with issues that may affect the preservation and conservation of holdings, such as moving to a new building, changes in conservation provision, or dealing with the aftermath of an emergency. The strategy can also help to guide the allocation of resources in forward planning.
The depth and detail of the strategy will depend upon the size and type of archive service.
- Preservation and conservation strategy
- Preservation Advisory Centre Preservation Assessment Survey and report