World Digital Preservation Day

World Digital Preservation Day (formerly International Digital Preservation Day) is held on the last Thursday of every November.  This year, on 29th November 2018, the digital preservation community will come together to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. The aim of the day is to create greater … Continue reading World Digital Preservation Day

Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasure – are you ready to explore?

Explore Your Archive week launched by endurance athlete, adventurer and broadcaster Lowri Morgan. Archives across Wales are getting ready to celebrate and showcase their services and collections for Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 17 and 25 November. The week long campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and the … Continue reading Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasure – are you ready to explore?

General Paralysis of the Insane at the North Wales Hospital

In 2017 Denbighshire Archive Service was awarded £130,000 by the Wellcome Trust to catalogue and preserve the records of The North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - the main institution in North Wales for the care of the mentally ill. It was by far the biggest employer in the area and activities recorded in its voluminous archives … Continue reading General Paralysis of the Insane at the North Wales Hospital

#LoveMaps

Every Thursday, The National Library of Wales publishes a new blog as part of the #LoveMaps campaign.  Individuals are invited to choose their favourite maps from the Library’s collection and this week it was the turn of Dr. Shaun Evans, Director of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, who chose a 17th century … Continue reading #LoveMaps

Wellcome Trust Project at Gwent Archives

Gwent Archives is delighted to announce that it has secured a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Grant of £38,729 to fund their project: ‘From a “Penny in the Pound” to “Free at the Point of Delivery”: Cataloguing the pre- and post-1948 hospital records of Monmouthshire.’ Monmouthshire’s hospital records are distinctly valuable for the insight they provide … Continue reading Wellcome Trust Project at Gwent Archives

The Digital Preservation Policy for Wales

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 … Continue reading The Digital Preservation Policy for Wales