Explore Your Archives 2017

Explore Your Archive is an annual campaign which aims to open up and showcase archive collections. It is jointly coordinated by The National Archives (UK) and the Archives & Records Association for UK and Ireland, and from 18th - 26th November this year, archives of all kinds across the nation will be taking part in the … Continue reading Explore Your Archives 2017

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Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Teams of Our Lady

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 digital archive, comprised of documents and images collated over the last 20+ years. (For information about Teams of Our Lady, please visit either the GB website, or the Transatlantic Super-Regional website). The … Continue reading Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Teams of Our Lady

ARA London Region Meeting and AGM (September 2017)

Last Wednesday I attended my second ARA London Region AGM/meeting, and it was just as enjoyable as the one I attended last year (which you can read about here). This year featured a panel of archive and conservation professionals from a range of workplaces who took questions from the room. This blog post features a … Continue reading ARA London Region Meeting and AGM (September 2017)

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

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!