Latest News

Here you can access press releases issued by the Archives & Records Association and see where the organisation has appeared in the media.

You can also track latest news from the archives and record keeping sector.

For media queries please contact Jon Elliott, Head of Public Affairs, or telephone 01494 265878.


National Digitisation Consortium: contracts signed

Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:58

Contracts have been signed by ARA and brightsolid after agreement was reached to digitise records from a large number of archives operating under the new National Digitisation Consortium

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Archive Pace Setter scheme: Evaluation report is published

Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:05

An Evaluation of the Archive Pace Setter four-year scheme has been published

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Evidence gathering on volunteering begins

Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:48

Important research led by ARA about volunteering in archives is now underway: fill in the survey now

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ARA member reports from ICA-SUV 2013

Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:31

Ruth Frendo, ARA member and Archivist,  Globe Education, attended the ICA-SUV 2013 Conference. She shares her thoughts

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Speaker of the House opens Chartist display

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:43

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, opened a display of Chartist material in the No Lobby on 15 July

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Special rates for day delegates at ARA Conference

Sunday, 14 July 2013 10:40

If you can’t make the whole of this year’s Archives and Records Association Annual Conference in Cardiff why not try to attend just one of the days?

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Archive Service Accreditation workshops announced

Thursday, 11 July 2013 19:24

Five half-day workshops on Archive Service Accreditation have been announced for England

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Improved user satisfaction reflected in latest sector survey

Thursday, 11 July 2013 18:53

The 2012 Survey of Visitors to UK archives reveals significant improvements in user satisfaction in three key areas

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UNESCO recognition for outstanding archival collections

Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:48


2012 Memory of the World Inscriptions include Hitchcock's Silent Movies and Tyne and Wear Shipbuilding

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Canvey Island teenagers win Community Archive and Heritage Group of the Year

Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:10

The Community Archive and Heritage Group of the Year is BEYOND THE POINT

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ARA Core Training is launched

Friday, 31 May 2013 08:28

The Association’s new Core Training offer is launched today, with the first eight courses being announced. 

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