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What is your relationship to business archives?

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Survey result:

66% of people look after business archives, 16% own a collection of business archives, 33% use business archives and we had no responses from people who created business archives.


BAC Conference

The Business Archives Council is holding its annual conference at The National Archives at Kew today.  The theme is "delivering results - collaboration and exploitation of business archives".  The full conference programme is available here.

The conference will be an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the English and Welsh National Strategy for Business Archives and how to take the strategy forward.  David is attending so he will be able to ensure that opportunities for the Scottish Strategy to work with initiatives in England and Wales are identified so we can act on them and incorporate them into our action plan.

We are hoping to be able to put the draft Scottish Strategy out for general consultation shortly so keep checking the blog for news.


Business Archives at North Lanarkshire - awareness week

Monday, 16 November 2009

North Lanarkshire Archives will be holding a series of events this week relating to their business archives (16-20
November) as part of the Archives Awareness campaign 2009.

Monday 16th November
All day exhibition featuring photographs, adverts, staff records and reminiscences from the Archive's industrial and business collections
10:00-10:30 Tour of the Archives
14:30-15:00 Tour of the Archives

Tuesday 17th November
All day exhibition
17:30-18:00 Tour of the Archives
18:00-19:00 Talk 'Building North Lanarkshire' - discover North Lanarkshire's rich industrial past

Wednesday 18th November
All day exhibition
14:15-14:45 Tour of the Archives
15:00-16:00 Workshop:'Taking care of your old photographs and papers' - advice on the preservation of your own archive items

Thursday 19th November
All day exhibition
10:00-10:30 Tour of the Archives
17:30-18:00 Tour of the Archives
18:00-19:00 Talk: 'Industrial records and you' - using industrial and business records to explore your family history

Friday 20th November
All day exhibition
10:00-14:00 Drop in session 'Ask the Archives'

All events are free and will be held at:
North Lanarkshire Council Archives,
10 Kelvin Road,
G67 2BA.

Please contact Jo Dodd for more details:

tel: 01236 638 984


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!

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions.

Kiara King (Ballast Trust Archivist)