Hunter Gatherers: Collecting Today's Business Archives
This year's Business Archives Council conference was held on Tuesday 10th November at The Prudential Assurance Company Building, 138-142 Holborn Bars, London EC1N 2NQ.
The aim was to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives are 'collected', in the broadest sense. Speakers and contributors covered a wide range of collecting and collections development activities, from records transfers to documentation initiatives and surveys, and from digital deposits to purchases. Also up for debate was the implications and challenges of different collecting activities - including funding - for archives, depositors, historians and other users.
The conference was followed by a reception for the presentation of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History, taking place nearby at Lloyds Banking Group, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN from 6 pm onwards.
The day was followed on Twitter using the conference hastag #BAC2015.
A summary of the day will appear on this page soon and remember to keep an eye out for details of future BAC events.
Please send any questions to conference organisers Bryony Leventhall and Owen Munday at: firstname.lastname@example.org