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Case Study: RBS and NLS UNESCO’s UK Memory of the World Register - business archives of national importance

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sometimes business archives can tell a story of huge national importance. The records of the Company of Scotland are such a collection and were one of the first ten archival collections placed on UNESCO’s UK Memory of the World Register in 2010.

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The case study describes why these business records are of national importance and the benefits gained by UNESCO recognition of the Company of Scotland collections belonging to the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and the National Library of Scotland.

The full case study is available here and there others can be found here.


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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.

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