The Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that a special, one-off cataloguing grant, The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives, is OPEN for applications. The grant for £4,000 is jointly funded by a bequest from the late John Armstrong and the BAC, and is for the cataloguing of transport-related business archives. Find out more.
1958 saw the introduction of the ubiquitous plastic brick in its modern form. Loved by children for its potential for creative play, the Lego brick has expanded from its Danish birthplace to become a global phenomenon. Follow the link for further information. https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2018/january/lego-brick-60th-anniversary
Business archives contain the records of enduring value of a business. But how are those records changing? How are archivists responding to those changes? Do the changes make capturing and using records more difficult or just difficult in a new way? The BAC’s 2017 conference - Change the Record - will look at how shifts in the technology landscape have impacted records creation and use. Our speakers will examine these issues with views from both a theoretical standpoint, and from the practitioner on the frontline. It’s time to change the record, so come along and see how!
Goldings on Bedford High Street has been celebrating 150 years of business. The family-run hardware store opened in 1867 and has seen many changes in shopping trends over the years.
This years' British Records Association conference will be on the theme ‘Shops and Shopping in the archives: a nation of record keepers?’ It will be held on Thursday 30 November at 70 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EJ.