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Bad news: the British Library’s Preservation Advisory Centre is to close at the end of March.  See the statement on their website.

If you’ve read the Handbook, you’ll know how much I value BLPAC’s work, especially the really useful free booklets and training courses.  They’ve also been an important cross-sector advocate for thinking strategically about preservation.  Despite the impact of digitisation and improved storage in many organisations, preservation remains a serious concern for special collections services.  So I hope the good work of BLPAC can be continued in some way!

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