BAC News

eabh history conference 26 October 2018

Institutional Investors. The history of professional fund management is a conference organised by eabh in cooperation with Schroders and Banque Lombard Odier to be held on Friday 26 October 2018 in London.

Take a look at the programme and book your ticket.

 

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World Digital Preservation Day - 29 Nov 2018

With World Digital Preservation Day (WDPD2018) on 29th November fast approaching, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) invites the sharing of stories from your 'Digital Preservation Day.' 

Organized by the DPC and supported by digital preservation networks around the globe, World Digital Preservation Day is open to participation across all sectors, from anyone interested in securing digital legacy - members and non-members alike - and will showcase the daily activities of those involved with or contemplating digital preservation.

Suggestions are:

  • Share a typical 'digital preservation day' on social media.
  • Blog about digital preservation and send a link to be added to the WDPD2018 page.
  • Hold and publicise a live event. Submit details to sarah.middleton@dpconline.org by 9 November and visit the What's On section of the DPC website.
  • Submit case studies to the BitList by contacting sarah.middleton@dpconline.org by Friday 9 November.

This year's events will culminate in the Digital Preservation Awards 2018 in a spectacular awards ceremony in Amsterdam. This event will take place as part of the International ‘Teaching and Training in Digital Preservation’ Conference on 29th and 30th November, hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum. Registration for this event is now open.

Find out more on the DPC website or email sarah.middleton@dpconline.org

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Boots online archive catalogue

Walgreens Boots Alliance archives have launched the second phase of their online catalogue. Launched in 2017 it has been supported by Wellcome through their Research Resources programme.

The catalogue currently comprises around two fifths of the total archive holdings with over 27,000 entries and 4,500 images. Over the next three years further additions will be made until the entire collection is incorporated. The majority of the catalogue relates to the Boots UK collection and the material charts the development of the business into large scale manufacturing, product development, research and healthcare and beauty retailing.

Also included within the collections are business records of Walgreens, Dollond and Aitchison, Optrex td, Timothy Whites and Taylors Ltd, Unichema nd E Moss Ltd.

Take a look for yourself.

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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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