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Spring 2020 Meeting - Making Digital Work For You

We are delighted to invite members to the latest joint East/West Midlands training event 'Making Digital Work For You'.  There will be advice and information for both archivists and records managers and speakers will present their practical ideas and experience to help kick start or improve your organisation's digital provision.  There will be opportunities to chat to colleagues to share good practice and we will round off the day with the usual business meetings for our respective groups.
Registration from 9:30 in the Box Meeting Room
10:00 meeting begins
Speakers:
Laura Peaurt - University of Nottingham
Laura will take us through the experience of procuring, implementing and embedding a digital preservation programme. 
Currently Digital Preservation Officer at the University of Nottingham, having previously worked as Digital Preservation Manager at the University of Sheffield, Laura will also have news of a joint East and West Midlands initiative to create a peer network for digital preservation, enabling regular catch-ups with fellow archivists to share ideas and best practice.
   
Richard Lewis – Archives West Midlands
Archives West Midlands are an independent partnership of archive services in the West Midlands Region.  They received money from the TNA Sustainability Fund to run a digital preservation project for the region, with the aim of helping all member services achieve NDSA level one by offering training, developing template policies and engaging with IT professionals. 
Richard Lewis is Collections and Development Manager at Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, and has worked for a number of other local authority services, including Dudley, Staffordshire and West Yorkshire.  He has also worked in the archives at the Mercers’ Guild and Bletchley Park Trust.
   
11.55    Break (Tea/Coffee available)
Matilda Knowler - HSBC
Matilda Knowler is the Digital Projects Archivist at HSBC, working in the London office of HSBC’s global team of archivists based in Hong Kong, United States, France and UK. A graduate in English Literature and Art History from the University of York, Matilda works on the management and preservation of HSBC’s physical and digital archives within the Global Digital Archive repository. 
13.00     Lunch (Delegates’ choice – Quad café or external venue)
14:00    Meeting resumes
Sarah Chubb – Derbyshire County Record Office
Sarah will discuss Derbyshire Record Office’s partnership with Google Arts and Culture: why they decided to partner with Google Arts and Culture, how they went about creating content for the site, how the system works and how they intend to use it in the future.
Sarah has been Archives & Local Studies Manager at Derbyshire Record Office since 2011.  Before that, she was Borough Archivist at Sandwell Community History & Archives Service, and has also worked as an archivist in Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland, mostly in local authority archive services.  She is the secretary of the ARA’s Chief Archivists in Local Government Group (CALGG).

Matilda Knowler - HSBC

For many archive services, integrating the maintenance and development of a digital preservation system into the teams daily work can be a challenge. Matilda Knowler from HSBC Archives will discuss how the global team of archivists manages their Global Digital Archive (GDA) and share what the team has learnt from the implementation and development of the system. Additionally, Matilda will discuss approaches to developing archival, technical and creative skills to support the success of a sustainable digital preservation service.

Matilda Knowler is the Digital Projects Archivist at HSBC, working in the London office of HSBC’s global team of archivists based in Hong Kong, United States, France and UK. A graduate in English Literature and Art History from the University of York, Matilda works on the management and preservation of HSBC’s physical and digital archives within the Global Digital Archive repository.  

14.45    Break (Tea/Coffee available)
15.00    Business Meetings
16.00    Close