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What is a National Strategy for Business Archives?

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland makes recommendations for business archives in the public and private sectors in Scotland. It complements the National Strategy for Business Archives (England and Wales) due to be published by The National Archives in July 2009 and adopts the goals set out in that strategy. A draft version of the English and Welsh strategy is available here.

The strategy will:

  • raise the profile of business archives
  • promote their value to business and researchers alike
  • establish effective networks and partnerships between businesses and archivists
  • increase awareness of business archive collections
  • improve access to business record collections
  • improve the capability and status of business archivists and business collections


About This Blog

This blog will provide information about the development of a National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland. It will also be used to provide general updates about Business Archives in Scotland.

This blog is written by Kiara King, the Ballast Trust archivist. Updates on the Data Mapping Project are written by Cheryl Brown, project officer.


The Business Archives Strategy for Scotland was published in August, read it here. Keep an eye on the blog for more news about business archives and the strategy's implementation.

You can also contact us at any time with thoughts and contribute your comments to the blog!

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Kiara King (Ballast Trust Archivist)