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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, or telephone 07918 758015 

LGBT+ History Month: Join CAHG for an online seminar

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:23

February marks LGBT+ History month in the UK. The Community Archives and Heritage Group are hosting a free seminar on 1st February to celebrate and discuss the work that is taking place around the UK.

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Vacancy for Chair of the ARA Volunteering Group

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:06

The ARA Volunteering Group has a vacancy for a new Chair. Now is a good time to join the committee with the next action plan currently under discussion.

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Hugely impactful launch week for EYA campaign

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:23

The incredible impact and reach of this campaign's launch week is evident from the statistics in this article.

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COVID-19 Archives Fund launched

Thursday, 03 December 2020 11:10

The UK National Archives has launched a new COVID-19 Archives Fund, which will support quick interventions to secure vulnerable physical and born-digital records. 

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BSI Records Management Code of Practice

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 12:19

The draft has been produced by a panel of the BSI Records Management Committee and comments are now being invited. 

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Data Protection Update (LSWG)

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:31

At the time of writing, the UK has not been granted data protection ‘adequacy’ status post transition. Unless this status is granted by 1 January 2021, the EU will consider the UK a ‘third country’ in data protection terms.

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#ExploreYourArchive Launch Week

Monday, 30 November 2020 13:19

This year's campaign started on 21st - 29th November, the goals are to encourage the public to explore archives and to urge archivists, records managers, conservators, researchers and lovers of archives of all kinds to share their experience and promote their collections and work throughout the year.  

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ARA Pay Review Group review salaries

Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:13

The ARA Pay Review Group (PRG) has completed its annual review of salary recommendations and is pleased to announce an increase of 1.74% in the UK and 0.3% in Ireland.

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2020 Community Archives and Heritage Group awards

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:48

The winners of the 2020 Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) awards were announced during the first in a series of CAHG webinars which took place on Monday 26th October.

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Take part in ARA’s 2020 UK and Ireland Skills Survey

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 08:03

If you’re looking to improve your employability by updating your skills and levels of competence, then we’d love to hear from you. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

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AHRC invites funding applications

Friday, 18 September 2020 10:27

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is inviting applications to the Capability for Collections Fund (CapCo). Read the full article on how to apply.

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