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In Focus: Asylum Archive

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This month’s ‘In Focus’ blog looks at the Asylum Archive, a living exhibition of accumulated artefacts, oral histories and photography that reflect life under the Republic of Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Artist and creator Vukašin Nedeljković describes the project. Direct Provision The direct provision scheme was introduced in November 1999 to accommodate asylum seekers in […]

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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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Composite of various images from business archives.

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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Bridging the Digital Gap Traineeships Bring New Skills into Archives

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Today’s documentary evidence is recorded as a series of 0s and 1s and stored on hard drives and servers. Therefore, archives need technical people and new approaches to capture and preserve these digital records today to ensure they are available in the future.   Bridging the Digital Gap, the technical traineeship programme from The National Archives, aims to bring in new people with different skills and backgrounds to create a digitally equipped and more diverse workforce. Through these traineeships, talented […]