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Towards A Shared Collecting Policy for Scotland’s Archives Consultation Event

Date: 1 February 2018

Location: Moir Dyer Room, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN - Map

Cost: £15.00 (SCA Members) £20.00 (Non-members)

The Scottish Council on Archives is pleased to be hosting a day of information sharing and consultation on the topic of archive collecting policies and collections development.

SCA convenes a Collecting Policy Group composed of bodies representing National, Local Authority, University and Business collections. It was agreed by the group that SCA would act as facilitator of a communication hub for the sector in sharing collecting policies, exchanging related information and hosting an annual networking event. By taking this approach, the aim is not to impinge on the autonomy of collecting bodies but to ensure that dialogue around collecting policies and activities remains open across the sector.

The SCA Collecting Policy Group has initially identified some of the main themes and issues arising around collecting in Scotland. We would like to invite professionals working within archive services to contribute their input and share their views. The feedback gathered will help to inform the development of a collecting policy framework for the wider sector. The resulting framework will not be prescriptive – it will set out a strategic way forward in addressing shared challenges.

draft timetable is below.

Registration: To register please click here.

9:45-10:15

REGISTRATION & TEA/COFFEE

10:15-10.20

Introduction and Welcome from the SCA Chair, Dr Irene O’Brien

10:20-10:50

Dr Alison Rosie, Registrar, National Register of Archives for Scotland,

An Overview of Collecting in Scotland

10:50-11:20

Cathy Williams, Head of Collections and Audience Insight, The National Archives

Collections Development: From Theory to Practice 

11:20-11:50

Lynn Bruce, National Records of Scotland

A Model for Collections Mapping

11:50-12.05

TEA/COFFEE BREAK

12:05-12:35

Seonaid McDonald, Archivist, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar/ Western Isles Archive

The Challenges and Rewards of Devising a Collecting Policy

12:35:13:05

Ruth Washbrook, Moving Image and Sound Collections Manager, National Library of Scotland, Moving Image Archive

Specialist collecting in the context of a central collecting body

13:05-14.00

LUNCH

14:00-16:00

Consultation – Facilitated workshop sessions on collections development and policy themes

16:00-16:30

SUMMARY DISCUSSION & CLOSE