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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 

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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ARA Scotland's #ArchiveZ social media campaign

Thursday, 03 September 2020 10:48

ARA Scotland is now well into its popular 2020 #ArchiveZ campaign, which it's running across all three of its social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook, and the latest addition, Instagram.

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Call for a new ARA Journal editor

Thursday, 20 August 2020 13:36

We are looking to recruit a new editor to join the rest of the team from the start of January 2021. Editors usually serve for a term of 3-5 years and are responsible (in conjunction with the publishers) for the on-going publication of the Archives and Records Journal.

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Members made redundant due to COVID-19

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:59

For members who lose their job because of COVID-19, the ARA is offering free membership until you get a new job. Please contact Lorraine Logan if you are in this position.

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ARC Magazine Diversity Special Issue

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:42

The ARA is looking for contributions to a special diversity and inclusion edition of ARC Magazine, which will be published in November 2020. Diversity is a very wide topic so for this edition we are inviting contributions which focus on race, ethnicity and cultural issues.

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ARA Today Digest for non-members

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 09:10

The ARA is now publishing a version of its popular ARA Today newsletter for non-members. To view the ARA Today Digest open the link in this news item.

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Call for Papers - Archives and Records Special Issue

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:29

Call for Papers - Dismantling Systemic Racism in Archives and Record-keeping Practices, Archives and Records Special Issue. The editors invite papers on any aspect of racism and anti-racism in the archive, see full article for further details.

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COVID-19 Inquiry: Digital by Default

Monday, 27 July 2020 10:44

The Archives and Records Association, the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Information and Records Management Society jointly responded to the forthcoming COVID-19 inquiry. Their response has since been published in the Telegraph newspaper.

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Vacancy Chief Archivist- Archives New Zealand

Monday, 13 July 2020 08:43

We are looking for a Chief Archivist who can take our government archives to the people, oversee the preservation and protection of more than seven million official records, lead a passionate team of experts and be part of the transformation of our nation’s documentary heritage sector.

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Slavery and Archival Evidence

Monday, 06 July 2020 08:33

This is the ARA's statement on Slavery and Archival Evidence.  ARA is committed to educating and empowering everyone who works in record-keeping or uses our records to eliminate the ignorant and offensive opinions expressed about slavery and widely reported in the media. 

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