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The Digital Preservation Policy for Wales

November 23rd, 2017

This policy has been produced by Archives and Records Council Wales in recognition of the significant strategic challenge digital preservation presents to organisations in Wales currently creating records, and to the archive services which are responsible for their permanent preservation. The proper care and management of digital records requires additional resource and new skills which […]

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Launch of Explore Your Archive 2017 campaign at Glamorgan Archives

November 16th, 2017

On Friday the 17th of November Explore your Archive campaign will be officially launched by well known TV Presenter Mari Grug at Glamorgan Archives. Explore your Archive Campaign aims to open the phenomenal archival collections held by organisations – public and private – across the UK and Ireland, whatever their size and scale, and wherever […]

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Anglesey Archives Achieves National Accreditation

April 25th, 2017

Anglesey Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that Anglesey Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management […]

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Great marketing projects in Wales’ libraries, archives and museums!

March 2nd, 2017

Museums, archives and libraries staff from across Wales attended a prestigious awards ceremony at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff who work with often very limited resources. Entries were received from libraries, archives and museums from up and down the country. Categories […]

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The Marketing Excellence Awards are good for your service!

February 15th, 2017

The Marketing Awards 2017 will soon be here and we thought it would be a great time to reflect on how they can have such a positive influence on your service and your staff. In this video Andrew Dulley, Assistant County Archivist in West Glamorgan, reflects on the effect that winning had on him and […]

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ARA Archive Volunteering Award for 2017

February 10th, 2017

Do you want peer recognition for excellence?  Do you need evidence to show your effective engagement with volunteers?  If so, why not nominate your archive service for the ARA Archive Volunteering Award? Winners will have a national platform to celebrate their volunteers’ contribution to the service and gain publicity for their archive’s role in supporting […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 16th, 2016

To find out when your local archive will be open over the festive period, visit our home page and go to ‘Find your archive’, find the archive you would like to visit and follow the links to find their Christmas opening hours. Best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year.

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March of Archery talk

“The March of Archery”

December 5th, 2016

On Saturday 19th November as part of the national Explore Your Archive campaign Flintshire Record Office hosted a fascinating fully illustrated talk “The March of Archery”- by Advolly Richmond. The talk was based on the activities of the Royal British Bowman Society and the various estates and families in the Flintshire and Shropshire/Wales Marches area. […]

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Opening a digital window to the past

December 5th, 2016

Student records at Aberystwyth University dating back almost 150 years are being digitised and transcribed to make them more accessible. The records are contained in ten leather-bound manuscripts and date back to 1872 when the University opened its doors for the first time. To date, access to the fragile volumes has been restricted and the […]

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