Organised by the British Library and the LIBER Preservation Division, the Cellulose Acetate Microfilm Forum (CAMF) was held at the British Library, London, UK.
For the past two years the British Library, the Library of Congress and others have been leading on the issue of cellulose acetate microfilm in collections, assessing the nature and extent of the problem and trying to determine appropriate preservation responses to it.
Two international roundtables of producers and holders of microfilm have taken place on the subject of cellulose acetate microfilm and this forum aims to disseminate information to the wider library and archive world and to engender further discussion amongst participants. Specifically, the British Library will address the nature of its own cellulose acetate microfilm legacy, demonstrating the way in which its Collection Care department is responding. This conference is aimed at everyone who has a professional interest in preservation microfilm, particularly those involved in managing ageing and possibly vulnerable collections.