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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 

ARA statement on impact of coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:57

Following advice issued by the governments of the UK and the Republic of Ireland on steps to be taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 the ARA has taken the decision to suspend all face to face and in person ARA events until the end of July 2020. All face-to-face activity including training events and meetings have been cancelled. 

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Conference News: #2020 Programme unveiled

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:36

We are delighted to announce the programme for our 'We Love Records' ARA2020 Conference. All three keynote speakers have confirmed their attendance and the full programme can be found on our new conference website.

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ARA launches the new Archives Card

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:31

It's all systems go for the brand-new Archives Card! The card was formally launched on Tuesday and the Archives Card Hub is now live at, with content available in English and Welsh.

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2020 Call for Nominations to Serve on the ARA Board

Monday, 03 February 2020 12:32

Elections to the ARA Board take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year’s AGM is on 6 May 2020 in Dublin. This year there are elections for Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary and two places on the ARA Board as ordinary Elected Board Members, including the Diversity portfolio. 

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Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of ARA Ireland

Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:03

ARA Ireland welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, as guest of honour at an event held in Dublin on 5th December to
commemorate the 40th anniversary of the association and its predecessor organisation, the Society of Archivists Ireland.

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ARA 2019 Leeds Conference videos available

Thursday, 23 January 2020 09:46

If you didn't get the chance to attend the ARA 2019 #Recordkeeper3.0 conference in Leeds or if you missed some of the presentations, don't worry as a number of the conference presentations, panel sessions and the keynote addresses are now available to watch online.

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Industry Viewpoint: The Power of community in digital preservation

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 14:41


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ARA Diversity tenders

Monday, 06 January 2020 10:25

The ARA today publishes two tenders seeking consultants to develop training for revisiting collections and to develop online training resources aimed at SEND learners.

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New ARA Board members are announced

Saturday, 28 December 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 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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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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