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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 

Time to Start Thinking About Conference

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:05

The ARA Board has now agreed the conference fees –£189 for a day rate (around 15% lower than London last year) and £549 (around 8% lower than 2016) for full residential attendance over the three days.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:57

Thanks to the good offices of our friends at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the role of archives and records in understanding the importance of beer to the economic and social development of the UK and Ireland got a boost recently.

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Call for Nominations to Serve on the ARA Board

Monday, 30 January 2017 12:09

Our annual elections to the ARA Board take place at the AGM on 17 May 2017. This year there will be elections for Vice Chair and one place on the ARA Board. See below on how to apply.

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ARA Conference 2017: Call for Papers

Monday, 19 December 2016 16:57

The Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland invites proposals for delivery at its annual conference to be held in Manchester, UK between 30 August and 1 September 2017. We welcome contributions from across the UK and Ireland, and our colleagues in the global record keeping community.

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ARA members support new CPD Programme

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:19

A survey of ARA members has revealed broad support for a shift from the association’s long-standing Registration scheme to the planned new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme. 

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Practical Digital Preservation (PDP) 2016/17

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:52

New events designed to help archivists and records managers raise awareness of the importance of digital preservation within their business and with their IT stakeholders. 

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APPG Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:49

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History has honoured the work of historian Professor Sir Michael Howard and archivist Heather Forbes at its annual awards lunch.

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TownsWeb Archiving reveals grant winners

Monday, 03 October 2016 11:41

Following 99 applications from UK heritage institutions and three weeks of evaluation by an independent judging panel, TownsWeb Archiving has today announced the winners of its inaugural TWA Digitisation Grant.

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Reflections on ARA Conference 2016

Saturday, 03 September 2016 10:18

In virtually every talk in every stream, there was something pioneering. The high attendance levels in the dedicated digital preservation stream also showed the appetite for learning, sharing and ‘getting on with’ this hugely challenging task facing the profession.

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Lifetime Achievement Awards announced....

Friday, 19 August 2016 13:24

Historian Sir Michael Howard and Archivist Heather Forbes Honoured by All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History.                                                  

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National Library of Wales wins ARA Award

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 14:23

National Library of Wales wins prestigious ARA Archive Volunteering Award for 2016.  Runners-up from Cornwall, Staffordshire, Dearne Valley and York


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