BAC News: Archive for 2019

Call for papers for BAC Annual Conference 2019

Call for Papers ‘No Archive is an Island’: Connection and Collaboration in Business Archives’, Business Archives Council Conference 2019

Our 2019 conference, ‘No Archive is an Island’: Connection and Collaboration in Business Archives’ will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. The theme is collaboration in business archivesand we are delighted to invite submissions for this year's conference in the form of papers (up to 20 minutes).



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New case study published on the value of business archives

The University of Essex has published a new case study 'How John Lewis helped us prove the business value of archives.'

The case study shows how researchers and archivists can co-design projects that benefit both the academic researcher and the business.

Read all about it here

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BT joins the DPC

The DPC is delighted to announce that communications services provider BT has joined the Coalition as an Associate Member this month. 

“As we prepare to celebrate BT’s 175th anniversary in 2021, we are keen to ensure the ongoing legacy of BT as the world’s first communications provider and celebrate the innovation and technology that has kept the company at the forefront of communications since it was founded in 1846” explains Heritage Collections Manager, Anne Archer. “We look forward to benefitting from the expertise of the DPC’s members and team, as well as learning from the external perspectives and experiences of an impartial support network.”



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The 2019 TWA Heritage Digitisation Grant – Fund Increased

Building upon the success of previous years, TownsWeb Archiving is pleased to announce the TWA Digitisation Grant for 2019 will launch on the 19 June.

The fund for 2019 has increased, and now grants of up to £6000 will be offered for UK libraries and special collections, including business archives, to digitise their holdings. The judging panel will include: ARA chief executive - John Chambers; HLF appointed special advisor - Claire Adler; and senior digitisation consultant at TownsWeb Archiving - Paul Sugden.

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New workshop 'Counting on Reproducibility: Tangible Efforts and Intangible Assets'

Registration is now open for the DPC briefing day on financial planning for digital archives, to be held in Birmingham on 29 May 2019.

It has long been recognized that ‘resources’ are as important to digital preservation as ‘technology’ or ‘policy’: but whereas technical requirements and standards abound there is much less attention to modelling the financial requirements.  This question of resources is in two parts: the up-front costs of building and sustaining a digital preservation service, and the economic benefits that accrue from preservation.  Both are complex. 


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New Sports Grant now open!

The BAC is delighted to announce that their new grant to support archive collections related to Sport, is now OPEN!

This grant has taken over from the successful grant for business archives related to the arts, which has been in place since 2013.  As before, each grant is for £4000.

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Call for papers

The eabh in association with the Bank of Russia is hosting two exciting events in St Peterburg on 20 and 21 June 2019. The call for papers is now open.

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New cataloguing grant

The Business Archives Council is delighted to announce a new cataloguing grant for business archives relating to Sports.

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