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Call for papers--Conference on advances in paper conservation research

From: Velson Horie <velson.horie<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Advances in Paper Conservation Research
British Library Conference Centre
London
23-24 March 2009

We welcome proposals for presentations.

Recent years have seen an explosion of research and new insights
into the material science of paper and paper-based collections.
Understanding of the raw materials, their deterioration and
conservation strategies have developed--alongside new strategies for
dealing with the enormous legacy of paper.

This conference will bring together key workers in the field from
major collections such as the British Library and the Library of
Congress to academic researchers and commercial organisations.  It
is intended to publish the proceedings electronically on the British
Library website.

We invite offers of potential contributions to the conference.
Abstracts should be received by 22 December 2008 and finished papers
received by 28 February 2009.

Conservation and care for the collections are undergoing major
change at the British Library.  A new state of the art Centre for
Conservation and innovative robotic storage in a reduced oxygen
environment were recently completed. These major advances in the
care for the physical collections are competing with major
challenges to deal with digital collections.  It is an exciting time
for the future of care and conservation in Libraries and Archives.

Contact:

    C V Horie
    British Library
    +44 20 7412 7347
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB, UK
    velson.horie<-a t->bl< . >uk

Thank you for all your contributions (formal or informal) to this
project over recent years.  It would be pleasure to see you, and
hear about the advances made recently.

Velson Horie
Research Project Manager
Collection Care
British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
+44 20 7412 7347


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