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Podcast about National Strategy (E&W)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The fifth podcast from the Records Management Today series looks at the launch of the National Strategy for Business Archives in England and Wales.

In conversation with Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan and Sara Kinsey. Elizabeth Lomas discusses business archives and the launch of the strategy at the House of Lords.

Topics covered include:

  • What were the highlights of the presentations by Professor Mervyn King (Governor of the Bank of England), Sir Stuart Rose (CEO M&S) and Dame Stella Rimmington?
  • What do the Business Archives Guide and strategy hope to deliver?
  • What are the issues for managing business records and archives - where do the challenges and values lie?
  • What can the wider archive, records and information communities learn from the experience of the business archivist?

The Records Management Today series of podcasts are put together at Northumbria University's School of Computing, Engineering & Information Sciences. Further information about the podcast series is available here.

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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)