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’. The […]
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.