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, or telephone 07918 758015 

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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Bridging the Digital Gap technical traineeships

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:51

The Bridging the Digital Gap programme is offering eight paid technical traineeships funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and managed by The National Archives. The paid, 15-month technical traineeships are based in London and the South West.  Apply now.

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Help promote the Letters of Lockdown project

Thursday, 03 September 2020 10:55

The UK National Archives is keen to attract contributions from people all over the country so that a wide range of experiences of the pandemic can be collected. They would love archives to get involved and promote the weekly themes on their social media channels.

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