Author Archives: karyn1987

History at the heart of our business

This week’s blog focuses on the work currently being undertaken by the Standard Life Group Archive to turn their underused archive into a first class business resource. Since it was founded in 1825 (as the Life Insurance Company of Scotland)

History at the heart of our business

This week’s blog focuses on the work currently being undertaken by the Standard Life Group Archive to turn their underused archive into a first class business resource. Since it was founded in 1825 (as the Life Insurance Company of Scotland)

Eventswatch – “Fire in the Archives”

“Fire in the Archive” is not generally an expression that most Archivists want to hear in their day to day work but an exception was made on the 30th September 2015 as it was the title for the Scottish Council

Eventswatch – “Fire in the Archives”

“Fire in the Archive” is not generally an expression that most Archivists want to hear in their day to day work but an exception was made on the 30th September 2015 as it was the title for the Scottish Council

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Section for New Professionals AGM

The Archives and Records Association Section for New Professionals (SfNP) will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 12.30pm onWednesday 04th November 2015 in the Prioress’s Room, Jesus College Cambridge . The event is free and open to both members and

Section for New Professionals
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Section for New Professionals AGM

The Archives and Records Association Section for New Professionals (SfNP) will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 12.30pm onWednesday 04th November 2015 in the Prioress’s Room, Jesus College Cambridge . The event is free and open to both members and

How I Started...

How I started – David Mander – Chair of the ARA Board

Why did I become an archivist? Unlike some of my colleagues, my passion for what we do and look after didn’t develop at an early age. With an interest and a degree in history, it might have been something my

How I Started...

How I started – David Mander – Chair of the ARA Board

Why did I become an archivist? Unlike some of my colleagues, my passion for what we do and look after didn’t develop at an early age. With an interest and a degree in history, it might have been something my

ARA Volunteer Award

Where would we be without our volunteers? Volunteering in Archives has grown so much over the last ten years and has in many cases become an invaluable asset for many archive services. I know that where I work our volunteers

ARA Volunteer Award

Where would we be without our volunteers? Volunteering in Archives has grown so much over the last ten years and has in many cases become an invaluable asset for many archive services. I know that where I work our volunteers

SfNP Summer Seminar – Recruitment Panel Q&A 2

Our second blog post from the Summer Seminar recruitment panel focusses on how to survive the job interview. What preparation can you do before your interview? It is always worth rereading not only the job advert but also your own

SfNP Summer Seminar – Recruitment Panel Q&A 2

Our second blog post from the Summer Seminar recruitment panel focusses on how to survive the job interview. What preparation can you do before your interview? It is always worth rereading not only the job advert but also your own

Section for New Professionals

SfNP Summer Seminar – Recruitment Panel Q&A 1

This year’s recruitment panel at our Summer Seminar on 12th June focussed on selling your skills. Our panel included Rebecca Donnan, a Conservation Consultant, Victoria Sculfor, Recruitment Consultant at Sue Hill, and Sam Collenette, Archives and Historic Environment Manager for

Section for New Professionals

SfNP Summer Seminar – Recruitment Panel Q&A 1

This year’s recruitment panel at our Summer Seminar on 12th June focussed on selling your skills. Our panel included Rebecca Donnan, a Conservation Consultant, Victoria Sculfor, Recruitment Consultant at Sue Hill, and Sam Collenette, Archives and Historic Environment Manager for

Archive Trainees Visit- Bank of England

On 12 June 2015 I, along with nine others who are just beginning their archive careers, attended a visit to the Bank of England organised by the Archive Trainee Group. This is an informal group for all those at pre-qualification

Archive Trainees Visit- Bank of England

On 12 June 2015 I, along with nine others who are just beginning their archive careers, attended a visit to the Bank of England organised by the Archive Trainee Group. This is an informal group for all those at pre-qualification

Community Archives and Heritage Group

The Community Archives and Heritage Group have been supporting and promoting community archives throughout the UK and Ireland Since 2005. It has a growing membership which includes professional archivists, librarians, curators, heritage workers and many representatives of small independent community

Community Archives and Heritage Group

The Community Archives and Heritage Group have been supporting and promoting community archives throughout the UK and Ireland Since 2005. It has a growing membership which includes professional archivists, librarians, curators, heritage workers and many representatives of small independent community

Core Training – Copyright Post Three

Sophie Kembrey concludes our three part series on copyright and the ARA Core Training Course The Copyright Debate My name is Sophie and I work at Stockport Local Heritage Library as a Library and Archives Trainee. My traineeship is part

Core Training – Copyright Post Three

Sophie Kembrey concludes our three part series on copyright and the ARA Core Training Course The Copyright Debate My name is Sophie and I work at Stockport Local Heritage Library as a Library and Archives Trainee. My traineeship is part