The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 3

At this point, please forgive me, as I completely neglected to take notes in all but one of the talks that I attended. However, I found this particular talk so interesting (and potentially very useful for an upcoming project), that I would like to dedicate this short blog post to that one talk in the … Continue reading The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 3

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The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 2

Day 2: a keynote speech, the Archives & Records stream, and the ARA The keynote speech for Day 2 of the 2017 Archives & Records Association Conference was delivered by Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner. He role balances the access to information, and the protection of privacy. A tough balancing act. Denham set out her … Continue reading The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 2

The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 1

'Challenge the past, set the agenda' This year's Archives & Records Association conference was hosted in Manchester, at the Deansgate Hilton Hotel - snazzy! The conference had different strands for Archives and Records, Conservation, and Digital, and delegates could chose to attend a range of presentations, talks and workshops from across the strands. There was … Continue reading The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 1

Back to school: what’s coming up!

Over the following academic year, I have three core modules and one optional module left to complete. The Creation and Capture core module focusses on the creation and capture of records and information within organisations in the course of their business, and records management approaches and techniques that can be applied to information created, received and used by organisations … Continue reading Back to school: what’s coming up!

Getting ready for the final year of my MA

With the final lecture of my first year back in April and the exam in May, September, and the start of my second year, seemed a long way off. But, September is fast approaching, so I've been getting myself back into the swing of all things university. I really enjoyed the first year of my … Continue reading Getting ready for the final year of my MA

The Teams Archive Collections: Trinidad & Tobago

The Teams Archive Collections is a new series of blog posts for 2017. This series explores the different collections held by the Archive, and sheds some light on the life of Teams. For those who don't already know, I am solely responsible for the creation of the Teams of Our Lady Transatlantic Super-Regional Archive, a … Continue reading The Teams Archive Collections: Trinidad & Tobago

The Archives & Records Association Conference 2017

This year I have the privilege to attend the Archives & Records Association's annual conference in Manchester from 30th August to 1st September. Despite having to get up at 4.30am on a Wednesday morning to catch a train up north, I am really looking forward to the three-day event. This will be my first ARA conference, but … Continue reading The Archives & Records Association Conference 2017