Saturday, 8 January 2011
2010 was a busy year for business archives in Scotland and the UK, there were many examples of companies using their heritage for marketing and product innovation, a new cataloguing grant scheme for business archives from the BAC and the development of the Scottish Strategy.
In the run up to the launch of the strategy in 12 days, I'll be posting a review of each month here starting with January.
The University of Glasgow announced that they had secured funds from the National Archives Cataloguing Grants Scheme to catalogue the design archives of Stoddard - Templeton.
The design archive is a record of the complete carpet-making process from initial design drafting, through the agreement of colour and pattern, to manufacture and sale, and was the product of Scotland’s leading carpet manufacturers, James Templeton & Co Ltd (est. 1839, Bridgeton) and Stoddard International PLC (est.1862 in Elderslie).
Updates on the project can be found on their blog and images from the collection on their flickr pages.
Macmillan & Co Ltd and Longman Group Publishers
Another two business archive collections also received an award from the same cataloguing grant, the Macmillan and Longman publishing archive collections held at the University of Reading.Special Collections.