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ARA Section for Business Records Summer Seminar 2018
BOOKING NOW OPEN
ARA Section for Business Records, in partnership with The Ballast Trust
Summer Seminar: Technical Records
Monday 18 June 2018, National Railway Museum, York
The ARA’s Section for Business Records (SBR) is excited to announce the programme for its third summer seminar held in partnership with The Ballast Trust. It will be held on Monday 18 June at the National Railway Museum in York in their Search Engine space.
The seminar will explore the theme of technical records, focusing on the plans, drawings, specifications and similar documents held in business archive collections. It will include papers and panel-led discussions on appraisal, processing, access and use, as well as practical sessions including the preservation of large scale plans.
Before the seminar, the SBR AGM will be held from 10:00 – 10:30. At the AGM, new officers will be elected to the following posts: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Training Officer, Communications Officer and non-portfolio. If you wish to be considered for election to one of these posts you can either attend the AGM or, if you cannot attend, please contact the SBR to arrange nomination by proxy.
This free seminar is kindly being hosted by the National Railway Museum. Refreshments and lunch on the day will also be provided free to all delegates, which have been made possible by a generous contribution from The Ballast Trust.
The programme can be found here.
National Railway Museum
How to book
Complete the seminar registration form here.
Please note that this seminar is for ARA Members only. Places are limited, therefore please return forms promptly.
Section for Business Records Summer Seminar 2017
‘How to promote and market your archive’
Online resources are now available from the Section for Business Records Summer Seminar held at The Peel Group on Thursday 11th May 2017:
- Determination, Perseverance, Patience: Establishing and Promoting the Peel Archive - Alexandra Mitchell, Peel Group
- The Brewer's Project: A Case Study - Eibhlin Colgan, Guiness Archive
- Raising awareness through being part of an aggregation: how to contribute to the Archives Hub - Jane Stevenson, Archives Hub
- Anniversary, what anniversary? Adapting your archive to the needs of your brand - Maria Sienkiewicz, Barclays PLC
Section for Business Records Summer Seminar 2016
Delegates photo taken at the British Motor Museum as part of the Section for Business Records Summer Seminar, 23rd June 2016
Panel session at the Section for Business Records Summer Seminar lead by Mike Anson, Chair of the Business Archives
Online resources are now available from the Section for Business Records Summer Seminar held at the British Motor Museum on Thursday 23rd June 2016:
- Connect the Dots: Making Sense of a Business Archive - Charlie Whitehead, Robert Welch Archive and Collections
- Creating a Commercial Culture: positioning archives as a multi-faceted business asset - Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive
- Shedding light on ESB Archives: The newbie guide to leveraging your archive - Deirdre MacParland, Electricity Supply Board Archive
- The Missing Six - Martyn Hollingsworth, Jaguar Heritage
BAC 2015 Conference
Hunter Gatherers: Collecting Today's Business Archives
This year's BAC conference will be held on Tuesday 10th November at The Prudential Assurance Company Building, 138-142 Holborn Bars, London EC1N 2NQ. More details available from the BAC website.
Section for Business Records AGBM
The SBR AGBM was held on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 2pm. The AGBM was followed by a free training session on standards for digital repositories.
The training session focussed on 'ISO 16363: the audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories', which sets out comprehensive metrics for what an archive must do, based on OAIS. Download ISO 16363 for free.
The ARA Section for Business Records organised a free half-day workshop on Archive Service Accreditation for Business Archives run by Melinda Haunton, from The National Archives.
Slides are available here.
The latest issue of ARC magazine on Business Records is now out. ARA members can download it online.