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A selection of links to useful websites and resources

 

FOR BUSINESS

The Ballast Trust - The Ballast Trust is a charitable foundation that provides a rescue, sorting and cataloguing service for business archives with an emphasis on technical records such as shipbuilding, railway and engineering plans, drawings and photographs.

Business Archives Council of Scotland - The Business Archives Council of Scotland was established in 1960 as an independent archive body concerned with the active preservation of the records of Scottish business and industry.

Business Archives for Family and Local History Leaflet - This leaflet gives family and local historians an overview of how to use and find business archives for their research purposes.

Business Archives Scotland Blog - Visit the BACS blog for all the latest news on the National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland, and other happenings at the BACS

Managing Business Archives - This is the best practice site for business archives and contains a range of information to help businesses manage their archive collections. It's aimed at company personnel with no prior knowledge or expertise in archive management as well as business archive practitioners.

National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland - A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland will work to ensure that business archives in Scotland continue to be valued, representative of economic activity and innovation, accessible to all and supported and developed by strong networks and partnerships.

FOR RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Archives and Records Association Scotland - ARA Scotland is a vibrant and active region, and holds meetings and events regularly throughout the year.

ARCHON Directory - The ARCHON Directory includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world.

Information and Records Management Society Scotland - The Information and Records Management Society is the foremost professional association for all those who work in or are concerned with records or information management, regardless of their professional or organisational status or qualifications.

Scottish Records Association - The Scottish Records Association is concerned with the preservation and use of historical records in Scotland. It provides a forum where users, owners and custodians of records can discuss matters relating to their custody, conservation and accessibility.

FOR ARCHIVES

Archive Pace Setters - The website for the SCA supported Archive Pace Setters, an initiative by the National Council on Archives to highlight innovation within the archive sector 

Archives and Records Association Scotland - ARA Scotland is a vibrant and active region, and holds meetings and events regularly throughout the year.

ARCHON Directory - The ARCHON Directory includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world.

National Council on Archives - National Council on Archives aims to develop consensus on matters of mutual concern and provide an authoritative common voice for the archival community.

National Register of Archives for Scotland - The National Register of Archives for Scotland (NRAS) was set up in 1946 to compile a record of collections of private papers in Scotland, to encourage their care, and to make information about them available to researchers and others.

Scottish Archive Network - Searchable catalogues for over 20,000 collections of historical records, plus a useful Directory of archives services in Scotland.

BLOGS AND NETWORKING

Business Archives Scotland Blog - Visit the BACS blog for all the latest news on the National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland, and other happenings at the BACS

Scottish Archives on Flickr - Top images from archives, records and special collections throughout Scotland.

Scottish Council on Archives Blog - The SCA regularly post events, news and updates on the Scottish Archives blog about issues affecting archive professionals and the users of archives. We welcome you to join discussions and to post your own comments and news.

University of Dundee Archive Services Blog - This blog is written by staff from Archive, Records Management and Museum Services and the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

University of Glasgow Archive Services Blog - The University of Glasgow Archive Services Blog is produced by a small but enthusiastic team drawn from the Library, Special Collections, University Archives and the Photographic Unit.

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS (SCOTLAND)

Archives and Records Association Scotland - ARA Scotland is a vibrant and active region, and holds meetings and events regularly throughout the year.

ARCHON Directory Scotland - The ARCHON Directory includes contact details for archive and record repositories in Scotland.

Business Archives Council of Scotland - The Business Archives Council of Scotland was established in 1960 as an independent archive body concerned with the active preservation of the records of Scottish business and industry.

General Register Office for Scotland - Part of the devolved Scottish Administration, GROS is responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions. They also run the Census and publish information about population and households, and are the main source of family history records.

National Archives of Scotland - The NAS is an agency of the Scottish Government, headed by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.  Its aim is to preserve, protect and promote the nation’s records; to provide the best possible inclusive and accessible archive that educates, informs and engages the people of Scotland and the world.

National Register of Archives for Scotland - The National Register of Archives for Scotland (NRAS) was set up in 1946 to compile a record of collections of private papers in Scotland, to encourage their care, and to make information about them available to researchers and others.

National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland - A National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland will work to ensure that business archives in Scotland continue to be valued, representative of economic activity and innovation, accessible to all and supported and developed by strong networks and partnerships.

Scottish Archive Network - Searchable catalogues for over 20,000 collections of historical records, plus a useful Directory of archives services in Scotland.

The Scottish Government - The website of the Scottish Government.

Scottish Library and Information Council - The Scottish Library & Information Council [SLIC] is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government and Scottish ministers on library and information matters.

Scottish Records Association - The Scottish Records Association is concerned with the preservation and use of historical records in Scotland. It provides a forum where users, owners and custodians of records can discuss matters relating to their custody, conservation and accessibility.

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS (UK)

Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland - The Archives and Records Association is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

ARCHON Directory - The ARCHON Directory includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world.

Managing Business Archives - This is the best practice site for business archives and contains a range of information to help businesses manage their archive collections. It's aimed at company personnel with no prior knowledge or expertise in archive management as well as business archive practitioners.

National Archives UK - The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. They give detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives.

National Council on Archives - National Council on Archives aims to develop consensus on matters of mutual concern and provide an authoritative common voice for the archival community.