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.


Archive Awareness Campaign 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011 09:40

Culture and Diversity theme for 2011 Archive Awareness Campaign

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Honoured historians pay tribute to archives

Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History honoured two of the UK’s most famous historians at a special lunch in the House of Commons on 15 June.

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Annual Report 2010 published

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 13:36

The Annual Report & Financial Statement of the ARA for the year ending December 2010 has been published.

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ARA to get word out on archives with appointment of new Head of Public Affairs

Thursday, 30 June 2011 08:32

Marie Owens will join the ARA as the new Head of Public Affairs after many years working in education and in the library sector.

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ARA meets Arts Council to discuss Renaissance funding & ensure level playing field for archives

Thursday, 07 July 2011 13:55

John Chambers, Chief Executive of the ARA and Katy Goodrum, Chair, recently met with the Arts Council to discuss its Renaissance Fund and the value of supporting the record keeping sector.

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New Digitisation Project opens up income opportunity for Archives

Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:00

90 English Archives are coming together in the first national digitization consortium, to offer up their pre-1914 school registers for digitization.

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Volunteering in Collections Care - New Best Practice Guide

Friday, 25 March 2011 16:59

Volunteers have been supporting the work of archives and special collection libraries for many years and as programmes of work have become more widespread and structurally integrated within organisations a demand for detailed guidance on best practice has arisen. To fulfil this need the ARA have worked with the London Metropolitan Archives and a researcher to develop practical guidance on the development, recruitment, management and monitoring of collections care volunteer projects.

The Volunteering in Collections Care Best Practice Guide can be downloaded and distributed for free

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Cloud Computing Toolkit launched by ARA and Aberystwyth University

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 17:22

ARA and Aberystwyth University launch the Cloud Computing Toolkit: Guidance for Outsourcing Information Storage to the Cloud. 

Cloud Computing Toolkit

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) has a long tradition of supporting professionals in the recordkeeping sector. As part of this aim to provide timely advice on emerging professional issues, the ARA funded a research project to investigate the management, operational and technical issues surrounding the storage of information in the cloud. The aim of the project was to develop a toolkit that could assist information professionals in assessing the risks and benefits of outsourcing information storage and processing to the cloud.

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ARA Announces Winner of National Archive Volunteering Project of the Year Award

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 00:00

Archives & Records Association announces Suffolk Record Office as winner of the National Archive Volunteering Project of the Year 2009 Award

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Minister tells Parliament: archives matter!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 00:00

A reception in the House of Lords on Wednesday evening was told by Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey MP, that archives and records mattered: to people, the country and to the economy.

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Archives & Records Association Launches

Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:38

A sector which keeps safe and accessible thousands of years of history today launched a brand new organisation to represent its professionals, providers and users.

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