Annual PSQG Forum theme is 'Redefining Quality'

'Timely to share some possible ways forward'

kewThe sixteenth annual Public Services Quality Group (PSQG) Forum for archives and local studies will take place at The National Archives, Kew on Wednesday 2 November 2011.

The theme is ‘Redefining Quality’. The day will examine the impact of public sector spending cuts on archive services and ask how creative and innovative ways can be found to continue to deliver high quality public access services with fewer resources. Geoff Pick, who leads PSQG work for the ARA says: ‘How to maintain the sector’s core commitment to excellence, service and outreach in these unprecedented times? It’s timely to share some possible ways forward’.

Speakers are: Malcolm Todd, The National Archives, Dr Deborah Jenkins, London Metropolitan Archives, Sue Thiedeman, London Cultural Improvement Programme, Dr Sarah Horton and Mary Ellis, CyMAL, LIzzy Baker, East Riding Archives and Local Studies and Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan, Consultant Archivist.

The day also includes an update on PSQG activities and a short business meeting. More details on programme, price and how to book on the ARA Events listings.