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
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 … Continue reading Launch of Explore Your Archive 2017 campaign at Glamorgan Archives
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 … Continue reading Anglesey Archives Achieves National Accreditation
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 … Continue reading Great marketing projects in Wales’ libraries, archives and museums!
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 … Continue reading ARA Archive Volunteering Award for 2017
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.
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. … Continue reading “The March of Archery”
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 … Continue reading Opening a digital window to the past
In a special ceremony held on 4 November 2016, volunteers at The National Library of Wales were awarded for their work. ‘Helping us to Achieve’, the National Library of Wales’s scheme to expand access to Wales’ national archives by developing a cadre of skilled volunteers, has won the prestigious national Archive Volunteering Award for 2016. … Continue reading The National Library wins prestigious volunteering award
With busy lives it can be hard to find the time to think of, let alone actually get out and take part in, volunteering. However, if the right opportunity arises and you are able to say ‘yes’ it can offer a host of benefits – reducing stress, finding friends and learning something new. When he … Continue reading Volunteering: making friends and creating legacies