News and Events

News

17 September 2018

ARA Scotland launches 2018 Scottish Explore Your Archive campaign with an event at Hutcheson's Grammar School, Glasgow on 21 November. For further details, please see the press release below:

EYA Press Release

13 September 2018

Find out what we've been up to this summer in our Chair's Update, below.

ARA Scotland Chair's Update - September 2018

9 August 2018

We have a vacancy on our executive committee for a Training Officer. Full details of the role, and how to apply can be found here:

ARA Scotland Training Officer Advert

1 June 2018

The first Chair's Update is now available to view here. Find out what we've been up to in the first six months of 2018!

ARA Chair's Update - June 2018

17 May 2018

ARA Scotland is now on Wakelet! Wakelet is a platform for making stories from particular topics on the web and social media. We're using it to make a chronological record of the discussions that take place during #archivehour on Twitter. This means that anyone who can't join in live can still catch up afterwards. Why not take a look at some of the #archivehours discussions we've had already by clicking on the link below?

ARA Scotland on Wakelet

14 March 2018

Case studies, and the guide used to try and decide the level of risk, from the ‘Don’t Risk It!’ training event in January are now available - see below.

Don't Risk It! Case Studies

Don't Risk It! Risk Guide

2 March 2018

In October 2017 we asked our members to complete a short survey to tell us what they thought of ARAS, and what they felt we should be doing. Many thanks to all of those who took the time to do so. Below is a summary of the responses we received, and how we are tackling the issues raised.
 
 
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Events

You can find information on training events in the second half of 2018 below. Details of events planned for 2019 will be made available in due course.

Event Date Location Description & Booking

ARA

Scotland

AGM

& General

Data

Protection

Regulation

(GDPR)      

Friday 28

September

2018

John

Sinclair

House,

16 Bernard

Terrace,

Edinburgh,

EH8 9NX

ARA Scotland AGM & GDPR

Programme

• 9:30-10:45 - AGM

Updates on the past year and actions and goals for 2019 from:

• Karyn Williamson, Chair of ARA Scotland

• Karl Magee, Chair of the Board of ARA

• 10:45-11:00 - Tea Break

 • 11:00-13:00 - GDPR and Archives

Susan Healy, Retired Archivist, and Kevin Mulley,

The National Archives 

The training session will provide a summary of the Act,

information on derogations, safeguards and next steps.

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussions

afterwards.

Members are encouraged to submit any questions for

Kevin and Susan ahead of the session. Please forward any

questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• 13:00-14:00 - Lunch (Generously provided by

Historic Environment Scotland)

• 14:00-16:00 - Archivists of Scottish Local

Authorities Working Group

The second half of the day will be dedicated to ASLAWG

Places are limited - To book a place please contact

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Basic

Conservation

for

Archivists

Friday

26

October

2018

Centre for

Research

Collections

Edinburgh

University

Library

30 George

Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9LJ

Basic Conservation for Archivists

ARA members £25    Non-members £30

Only 10 places available Book Online here.

Programme

Morning - Talks: 10:00 - 12:00

10:00-10:30: Tea

10:30-11:10: The Common Dos and Don'ts of Basic

Conservation: Gloria Conti and Peter Dickson,

Conservators, National Records of Scotland

11:10-12:00: The Correct Storage and Monitoring of

Archival Materials: Katharine Richardson,

Preventative Conservator, University of Edinburgh

12:00-13:00: Lunch (provided) 

Afternoon - practical workshop: 13:00-15:00

Basic Cleaning: How to make a cleaning tray, and clean

objects with smoke sponge: Emily Hick,

Special Collections Conservator, University of Edinburgh

- Making a Book Shoe: Emily Hick, Special Collections

Conservator, University of Edinburgh

- Making a Four Flap Box: Emily Hick, Special Collections

Conservator, University of Edinburgh

15:00-15:30: Tea

15:30-16:30: Looking through the microscope: Identifying

common pests: Katharine Richardson, Preventative

Conservator, University of Edinburgh

 

Conservation materials are generously supplied for this

event by Conservation by Design

To book your place, please email 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your dietary

or special needs requirements

       

Explore

Your

Archive

Launch

Event

Wednesday

21

November

2018

Hutcheson's

Grammar

School,

21 Beaton

Road,

Glasgow

Launch of Scotland's Explore Your Archive Campaign

ARA Scotland is launching the Scottish version of this year's Explore Your Archive campaign with an event in Glasgow aimed at education and heritage professionals.

Archives are everywhere. They are the building blocks which help us shape our view of the world and understand our place in society. The importance of an introduction to archives at an early age cannot be underestimated and the education sector can, and should, play a pivotal role in this induction.

The Explore Your Archive Scotland Launch will take place on 21 November at Hutcheson’s Grammar School, 21 Beaton Road, Glasgow from 5pm until 9pm. A number of exhibitors from the archive sector including the National Records of Scotland, East Dunbartonshire Archives and the University of Dundee, will showcase the innovative work they have been involved in to encourage pupils at both primary and secondary school to engage with archives. They will also be available to discuss the support that can be provided to teachers interested in using archives in the classroom. A wine reception will accompany the launch presentations.

To book use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-your-archive-scotland-launch-2018-tickets-48892831776

You can keep up to date with ARA Scotland on our Facebook page: @scotlandara and if you're on Twitter, why not follow our latest news there? Find us at: @ARAScot

#archivehour on Twitter

We were incredibly excited to be the first hosts of #archivehour on 26 October 2017 when our topic of discussion was digital preservation. #archivehour continues on the last Thursday of each month when you'll be able to get involved, asking and answering questions on key issues in the archive sector. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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