Why I Revalidated

In 1994, librarians were learning how to do gopher searches (younger readers, this was a way to search the internet, just before the World Wide Web came along).  Acronym-laden databases on CD-ROM were delighting/scaring our users.  I became a Chartered Member of the Library Association (now CILIP).  The information world has changed a bit since … Continue reading Why I Revalidated

Collection Care at the British Library

The British Library's Preservation Advisory Centre was closed in March 2014.  Concerns about the loss of this valuable service were raised by many organisations and individuals.  It is a pity that it has not proved possible to find a way to fund it though it is good to note that the publications (such as the … Continue reading Collection Care at the British Library