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 John Chambers, ARA Chief Executive, john.chambers@archives.org.uk or telephone 07918 758015 

ARA salary survey

Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:50

Attracting, retaining and rewarding talent across the record keeping sector is vital if we are to compete effectively with other professions. 2019 has seen significant progress by the ARA in advocating better pay.  We need your help, survey closing date 24th December....

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New ARA Board members are announced

Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:33

We are delighted to announce that the previously vacant Board positions of Honorary Secretary and Diversity portfolio holder have now been filled. Andrew Nicoll was co-opted onto the Board to be Honorary Secretary and Jenny Moran was co-opted to the Diversity portfolio during the ARA Board’s latest meeting.

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ARA Conference 2020 - Call for Papers announced

Monday, 11 November 2019 15:33

The Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland invites proposals for its 2020 Conference to be held in Chester between 2 and 4 September 2020.

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ARA Board approves new Salary Recommendations

Sunday, 10 November 2019 10:45

Good news for all record keeping professionals, the ARA Pay Review Group has completed the annual review of their salary recommendations produced in 2018.  New increased salary figures are now available for full details read this news article.

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Join the ARA Board 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:25

Applications invited for vacant positions of Honorary Secretary and Board member with responsibility for our Diversity portfolio.

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DPC announce two new grants for training

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:02

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has announced it is offering two grants to help its members attend The Netherlands’ Institute for Sound and Vision’s Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, Hilversum, 14-17 January 2020.

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The National Archives (UK) offers new grant funding

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:00

The Collaborate and Innovate programme empowers archives to develop creative ideas and collaborative approaches through two funding schemes.

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2019 UK Volunteering Award announced

Monday, 14 October 2019 12:44

Gloucestershire Archives at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, is the winner of this year’s prestigious national Archive Volunteering Award.

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2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign grants

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:16

If you think you might be interested in hosting a launch event for the 2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign, the ARA is offering a small €/£300 grant towards the cost.

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Archive Service Accreditation - New Chair

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:36

The new Chair will be Geoff Pick, Director, London Metropolitan Archives.

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2019 Digitisation grant winners revealed

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:52

TownsWebArchiving has announced the winners of this year’s £6,000 primary grant who are the National Brewery Heritage Trust for their online archive project which seeks to digitise industry related archives and artefacts consisting of around 500,000 items, spanning over 250 years.

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