New BAC cataloguing grant for business archives

The Business Archives Council (BAC) has launched a cataloguing
grant in support of the National Strategy for Business Archives.
The BAC hopes to make it available annually during strategy
implementation, 2010-2015.

The aim of the grant, in funding the cataloguing of a business
collection in either the private or public sector, is to:
• provide financial support for institutions/businesses that
manage business archives
• reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but
have potential academic or socio-historical value
• create opportunities for archivists or
para-professionals/volunteers to gain experience in listing
business collections
• make more business collections accessible

The BAC envisages that the £2000 grant will be used over
the equivalent of a 4-week
period to fund an archive intern
or temporary staff
member (under
professional supervision) to catalogue a
discrete collection of business records. This can either be a
detailed catalogue of a small collection or a top-level catalogue
of a more substantial collection. Grant recipients should provide
the BAC with an article for its newsletter, and the catalogue
should be made available to the National Register of Archives
(published by The National Archives).

For more information and to download an application form, visit
the
Business Archive Council’s website
.