Best Practice Guidelines
The ARA's Best Practice Guidelines are written by its members to provideadvice and guidance to those responsible for managing or delivering archiveservices.
The Best Practice Guidelines previously available from the Society of Archivists website are currently under review and will be published here when ready.
Volunteering in Collections Care
Volunteers have been supporting the work of archives and special collection libraries for many years. As programmes of work have become more widespread and structurally integrated within organisations, a demand for detailed guidance on best practice has developed.
To fulfil this need the ARA have worked with the London Metropolitan Archives and a researcher to develop practical guidance on the development, recruitment, management and monitoring of collections care volunteer projects. The resulting Best Practice Guideline - Volunteering in Collections Care and accompanying project report are available here:
- Best Practice Guideline: Volunteering In Collections Care
- Project report: Volunteering in Collections Care Report
- Film Best Practice Guidelines
The Film and Sound Archives for Non-Specialist Repositories is available to follow:
- Preservation and Conservation Best Practice Guidelines
- Freedom of Information Act
- The Data Protection Code of Practice
The Data Protection Code of Practice is available to follow:
- Cloud Computing Toolkit
The Cloud Computing Toolkit and Cloud Computing Project Report are available to follow: