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Data Mapping Project Report

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The report and methodology for the Data Mapping Project has been published on the SCA website. We are still experiementing with the best way to make the dataset of 6120 collections available online.

At the moment we have a draft Google fusion table which allows us to display parts of the data in different ways. For example, there is a map view of the collections by business location and also repository location.

Or this view which shows the connections between industry sectors and companies.
Many thanks to the Archives and Records Association for funding the first stage of this project.


Meet the Archivists Poster

Friday, 10 August 2012

We now have a poster for the Meet the Archivists event in November.

The Meet the Archivists event will take place on November 9th 2012. It is a FREE workshop to encourage students and academic researchers to make the most of Business Archives will be held at the University of Glasgow. It will bring together academics and archivists to discuss and explore with students how business archive collections can be used for their research. You can find out more and register for the event via eventbrite.

Please download it and share it with people.


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)