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You can also find a list of the workshops we have coming up, and a list of public engagement events taking place in archives across Scotland.

Connecting Scotland’s Sounds Knowledge Exchange Programme

Release Date 17 February 2017: The Scotland’s Sounds network continue to offer a rich programme of training and knowledge exchange in their latest workshops. ON TRACK Management Discussion Day When: Tuesday 21 February, 2017, 10am to 4.30pm Where: National Library of Scotland,...

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Fundraising for Archives 2017 Workshops

Release Date: 13 February 2017 Develop your confidence and skills to successfully secure funding for your service Fundraising for Archives has just released its full programme of open call training for 2017, taking place in 11 cities across England, Scotland...

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ARA Archive Volunteering Award for 2017

Release Date: 31 January 2017 Do you want peer recognition for excellence? Do you need evidence to show your effective engagement with volunteers? If so, why not nominate your archive service for the ARA Archive Volunteering Award? Winners will have...

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IRMS Industry Awards

Release Date: 25 January 2017 The IRMS Industry Awards mark outstanding achievement.  Each year nominations are invited for the IRMS Industry Awards. Once nominations are received eligible nominations then published with the winners announced and their awards presented at the...

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Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands

Release Date: 23 January 2017 Researching the Impact of the First World War on the Highlands and Islands Highland Archive Centre, Inverness, IV3 5SS A Free and Open Event 10 March 2017 10:30 – 16:30 High Life Highland and the...

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'Aye Preserve' - Digital Preservation Event - West of Scotland

Release Date: 23 January 2017 How can we make sure we can access our important digital data in the future? The challenge of managing and preserving all this digital ‘stuff’ affects us all. Come along to the first meeting of...

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SCA Training and Development Survey 2017

Release Date: 12 January 2017 The SCA is beginning to put together its business plan for the new financial year. To help us continue to deliver worthwhile opportunities and build a stronger archives and records management sector, we would like...

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Crowd-Sourced Transcription Project Call

Release Date: 12 December 2016 Zooniverse, the company responsible for Shakespeare's World and AnnoTate, is currently on the lookout for proposals for crowd-sourced transcription projects. They are looking for projects to help them test and expand the remit of their...

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ARA Excellence Awards 2017 - call for nominations

Release Date: 9 December 2016 Following the very successful inaugural year of the ARA Excellence Awards, it is now time to seek nominations for next year’s round of voting. The three categories remain the same: Distinguished Service Award (DSA), Recordkeeping...

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Disaster Planning Workshops

Release Date: 7 December 2016 **All sessions are now fully booked - if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email Robert Wright.** The Scottish winter is no stranger to inclement weather, so we are delighted...

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