The Business Archives Council (BAC) has announced its two cataloguing grants for business 2020. The grants are for £4000 each. The aim of these grants is to fund the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, and 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; ...

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Report back: BRA FORUM 26 November 2019

The British Records Association (BRA) convened a forum on 26 November for a group of 20 representatives from national archive and research organisations in the UK, to discuss issues around trust in archives and records. This was an opportunity for the BRA, as an independent organisation, to bring together people with knowledge of, and interest in the way information is acquired, held, accessed and used. Within the present climate of cynicism and disbelief about information and indeed in institutions, lies a serious danger that records are no longer recognised as a vital ...

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The winners of the 2019 Janette Harley Prize were announced following BRA's AGM and Maurice Bond Lecture held on 13 November. We are most grateful to our Patron, Lord Salisbury, for presenting the certificates. The joint winners were Dr Hannah Leah Crummé of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, and Dr Lucy Munro of King’s College, London, for their book Shakespeare on the Record: Researching an Early Modern Life. Three other entries were Highly Commended: Dr Keagan Brewer and Dr James Kane, of the University of Sydney, Australia, for their book, The Conquest ...

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