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!