ARA launches the new Archives Card

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

ARA Archives Card ENGLISH final2Launch of the new Archives Card

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 www.archivescard.com, with content available in English and Welsh.
 
Archive users can find out more about the scheme, apply for a card and search for participating archives. 
 
The new card provides archive users with a single digital card that will give them access to a wealth of original archive material held in participating archives throughout England and Wales.  
 
The Archives Card provides participating archives with greater reassurance around archive security through improved standards of ID verification and will also provide valuable customer insights, helping members to understand their users.
 
The card is available for any archive service to use and will be offered in Scotland and Ireland in due course.
 
The scheme is operated by the ARA's subsidiary, ARA Commercial Limited.
 
A full list of participating archives can be found here

If your archive service is interested in participating in this new scheme, please contact John Chambers at the ARA on 01202 722000 or email John here.