BAC News

Winner of the 2018 BAC Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives related to the Arts Announced

BAC are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Grant for Business Archives related to the Arts is Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) for the cataloguing of its institutional archive collection.

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) is an evolving, radical visual arts organisation dedicated to developing an artistic programme that reflects on the social and political impact of globalisation. Iniva was established with significant investment by Arts Council England in 1994, in response to years of campaigning for better representation of Black and Asian artists in British arts institutions.

As Iniva prepares to establish a dedicated archive space, as part of the Stuart Hall Library, it is a timely moment to catalogue its collection and make it available to the public. The archive collection comprises artist, exhibition and publication files as well as foundation documents, mission, strategy and policy records.

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World Digital Preservation Day

On 29 November 2018 World Digital Preservation Day 2018 will bring together individuals and institutions from across the globe in celebration of their work in the field of digital preservation.

Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks in all five continents, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing our digital legacy. 

World Digital Preservation Day aims to showcase the daily activities of those involved with or contemplating digital preservation. Data creators, curators and consumers from around the world will be invited to share their own ‘Digital Preservation Day’ through blog posts on the DPC website, tweets and instagrams using the hashtag #WDPD2018. 

This year, an exciting addition to the World Digital Preservation Day program will see the culmination of the Digital Preservation Awards in a spectacular awards ceremony in Amsterdam. This event will take place as part of an International Conference for World Digital Preservation Day hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum.

First published by the DPC on International Digital Preservation Day 2017, the Bit List of Digitally Endangered Species will also make a return this year with an updated edition containing the latest information on at risk digital materials.

To get involved visit the World Digital Preservation Day page on the DPC website, follow the hashtag #WDPD2018 on Twitter for updates or contact sarah.middleton@dpconline.org for more details.

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2018 BAC conference - applications for bursary now open

‘Can you believe it…? Business Archives and trust’

This year the Business Archives Council (BAC) conference will be a joint two day event with the Section on Business Archives of the International Council on Archives (SBA ICA).

It will be held at The National Archives in Kew on the 14 and 15 November and will be on the critical theme of ‘Trust’:

Over the two days we will explore trust in the record, both paper and digital; trust in the information service and how to operate a trustworthy service; trust in the business, in light of the many recent corporate scandals; and whether trust is different across borders?

We are delighted to announce that the BAC will be providing five bursaries for aspiring archives and records management professionals.

In order to apply you:

•             Do not need to be a member of the BAC

•             Must not be in full-time employment

•             Must be interested in pursuing a career in archives and records management

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2018 BAC conference - booking now open!

‘Can you believe it…? Business Archives and trust’

This year the Business Archives Council (BAC) conference will be a joint two day event with the Section on Business Archives of the International Council on Archives (SBA ICA).

It will be held at The National Archives in Kew on the 14 and 15 November and will be on the critical theme of ‘Trust’.

Over the two days we will explore trust in the record, both paper and digital; trust in the information service and how to operate a trustworthy service; trust in the business, in light of the many recent corporate scandals; and whether trust is different across borders?

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New DPC prospectus

The Digital Preservation Coalition has launched its prospectus for the coming year. The program contains a range of new and returning publications, webinars, specialist briefing days, as well as other activities on a range of priority topics within digital preservation. 

The activities respond to real and current issues experienced by the digital preservation community, and aim provide the information and skills to respond positively and effectively.

Responding directly to the call for greater advocacy support, 2018-2019 sees the return of a training event on the subject. While a working party of members will develop a new advocacy resource with the support of UNESCO and the PERSIST project; the Executive Guide on Digital Preservation is due for completion and launch in January 2019.

The program retains the ever-popular ‘Getting Started with …’ and ‘Making Progress with Digital Preservation’ roadshows, with a European stop planned within the 12 months. And this year the student conference ‘What I Wish I Knew Before I Started’ will also take to the road, with plans to call at three locations in the UK and Ireland.

DPC members receive free-of-charge priority access to events and publications.

Read more: https://dpconline.org/news/dpc-prospectus-2018-2019  and more information about joining the DPC

 

 

 

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