Diversity Allies

Collection Development Policies and Representation

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Zoe van Well, Archivist at Worcestershire County Council, introduce the work by ARA’s Diversity Allies on Collection Development Policies and Representation. Diversity and inclusion can mean different things to individuals so it’s worth remembering a breadth of diversity and inclusion is represented in the protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010 and we can have […]

Monthly Themed Blogs

Archive30 – Behind the Scenes!

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ARA Scotland have transformed April into the major event in the Archivist’s Diary. This month Samantha Case, Social Media Officer for ARA Scotland, gives us insight in what happens to make the event a success! April may conjure up images of spring, Easter, or maybe a particular prank-filled holiday for most people, but in the […]

Featured Archives

In Focus: Historic Environment Scotland

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog Frederick Alexander from Historic Environment Scotland introduces the recently completely digital project “Beyond the Phyiscal: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage in the Digital Age”. In March 2021 Historic Environment Scotland launched a virtual showcase celebrating the end of a four-year digital archives project. Beyond the Physical: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage […]

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Meet the ARA’s Section for Business Records

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The Section for Business Records (SBR) has a six-strong committee who aim to:• Be the professional body of choice for archivists and records managers working with business records;• Provide a focused and informed group to represent the interests of business records within the ARA for all archivists and records managers working with business archives;• Act […]

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In Focus: North East Wales Archives

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog, Sarah Roberts from North East Wales Archives joins us to highlight their Women Rediscovered project. Explore Your Archive was always going to be different in 2020 and once our staff at North East Wales Archives realised that there would be no “usual” events to plan we started to think […]

Monthly Themed Blogs

Sir Charles Lyell Collection

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The Explore Your Archive campaign theme for February is nature. For our first blog post related to the monthly themes of the 2021 Explore Your Archive campaign, Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist of the Sir Charles Lyell Collection at the University of Edinburgh discusses the importance of his work on the study of climate change. The […]