Category Archives: Guest posts

How I Started

How I Started – Geoffrey Yeo

Another well-known name in the archives world writes for us this week – a name that is probably familiar to all, and one whose papers we’ve all read. Geoffrey Yeo very kindly shares what inspired him towards the archives sector and his fascinating career since.

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How I Started

How I Started – Geoffrey Yeo

Another well-known name in the archives world writes for us this week – a name that is probably familiar to all, and one whose papers we’ve all read. Geoffrey Yeo very kindly shares what inspired him towards the archives sector and his fascinating career since.

A New Vision For Archives: Make Your Voices Heard

Are you new to the archives and records management profession? How would you like to have a say in developing a new vision for The National Archives? Are you interested in helping shape the future of the profession? In this guest post Melinda Haunton from The National Archives is calling on new professionals to get involved in an exciting collaborative approach to create a strategic plan for the future of archives.

A New Vision For Archives: Make Your Voices Heard

Are you new to the archives and records management profession? How would you like to have a say in developing a new vision for The National Archives? Are you interested in helping shape the future of the profession? In this guest post Melinda Haunton from The National Archives is calling on new professionals to get involved in an exciting collaborative approach to create a strategic plan for the future of archives.

Preserving Industry and Commerce – Business Archives Council of Scotland

In this feature article, Amanda Noble, Secretary of the Business Archives Coucil of Scotland, describes the work of the committee and the benefits of membership for business archives across Scotland. The Business Archives Council of Scotland (BACS) was founded almost

Preserving Industry and Commerce – Business Archives Council of Scotland

In this feature article, Amanda Noble, Secretary of the Business Archives Coucil of Scotland, describes the work of the committee and the benefits of membership for business archives across Scotland. The Business Archives Council of Scotland (BACS) was founded almost

Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive – A New Professional’s Perspective

People who visit archives regularly or work with them on a daily basis realise what a wonderful resource they are – we are the converted. However, the general perception of archives or archivists can vary quite widely. Lots of people

Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive – A New Professional’s Perspective

People who visit archives regularly or work with them on a daily basis realise what a wonderful resource they are – we are the converted. However, the general perception of archives or archivists can vary quite widely. Lots of people

Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive

Read on for an update on the Explore Your Archive campaign, kindly provided for the Section for New Professionals by Marie Owens. I’m writing this just hours before the Explore Your Archive campaign officially begins. 16 November has been a

Explore Your Archive

Explore Your Archive

Read on for an update on the Explore Your Archive campaign, kindly provided for the Section for New Professionals by Marie Owens. I’m writing this just hours before the Explore Your Archive campaign officially begins. 16 November has been a

Events Watch

Events Watch – Ruth Kusionowicz, ARA Conference

At the end of August I attended the ARA Conference 2013 in Cardiff. Three days of enlightening, inspiring and sometimes heavy-going talks, all related to accountability, culture and ethics. I was one of the lucky ten who were awarded a

Events Watch

Events Watch – Ruth Kusionowicz, ARA Conference

At the end of August I attended the ARA Conference 2013 in Cardiff. Three days of enlightening, inspiring and sometimes heavy-going talks, all related to accountability, culture and ethics. I was one of the lucky ten who were awarded a

Social Networking

Social Networking

Our first anonymously contributed article, taking a look at social networking for archivists and archives. The value of social networking in promoting archives to the wider world is debatable. Some have bemoaned the ‘echo chamber’ that many official archive social

Social Networking

Social Networking

Our first anonymously contributed article, taking a look at social networking for archivists and archives. The value of social networking in promoting archives to the wider world is debatable. Some have bemoaned the ‘echo chamber’ that many official archive social