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Course 1. Care and Handling for Libraries, Archives and Records.
care and handling of physical collections of books and archive materials
This course is suitable for anyone handling rare, unique or vulnerable documentary material and will enable participants to gain essential skills needed for working with libraries, archives and records. It is a good introduction for those new comers - old hands will find it a useful refresher and a chance to update knowledge and techniques.
Course 2. Disaster Readiness and Response for Libraries, Archives and Records.
realistic mini salvage exercise x 2
During the course various opportunities are provided to: participate in a realistic simulated disaster situation that will give you a taste of what it could be like to face the real thing; practise rescuing disaster-affected library and archive materials in a safe and supportive environment; meet others who have similar jobs and to discuss ideas and solutions. Participants complete our courses with an insight to: the value of having a disaster management plan in place; what a plan could incorporate; value of indentifying and quantifying risks; specific procedures and roles; the importance of teamwork; where theirs and others roles fit into the plan. Previous course attendees include: librarians; archivists; library and archives staff; records managers; security guards; team leaders/managers; and CEOs.