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West Lothian Council Archives

Announcements

Do you have an announcement to make? If you would like us to share your information or news, email us with the details at contact@scottisharchives.org.uk

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.

National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and Friends of the National Libraries Grants

Release Date: 25 August 2017 Applications are now open for grants given by both the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT) and the Friends of the National Libraries (FNL). The National Manuscripts Conservation Trustoffers grants for the conservation and preservation...

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Scottish Widows’ 200: Connecting Company History to a Modern Brand

Release Date: 24 August 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 42 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Scottish Widows is Scotland’s oldest life assurance company. It is also one of the most recognised brands in...

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Procuring Digital Preservation: A Briefing

Release Date: 31 May 2017 In March, the Digital Preservation Coalition organised an event exploring the procurement of digital preservation. On behalf of the Scottish Council on Archives, Meic Pierce Owen, one of our newest trustees, attended the event and...

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Let's Stamp it Out!

Release Date: 26 May 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. Thanks to a generous grant from the Wellcome Trust, a project is ongoing to catalogue the records of...

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An Island in Time: St Kilda and the 1764 Census

Release Date: 11 May 2017 This is an excerpt from an article published in Issue 41 of Broadsheet, which is available to download. One of the joys, and privileges, of working in archives is discovering fascinating documents and bringing their hidden...

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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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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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Digital Preservation Awards 2016 – Scottish Council on Archives wins NCDD Award for Teaching and Communications

Release Date: 1 December 2016 The Scottish Council on Archives is very proud to have won the NCDD Award for Teaching and Communications at this year's Digital Preservation Awards. We were recognised for our Opening Up Scotland's Archives Skills for the...

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Towards Sharing Collecting Policies

Release Date: 28 September 2016 Following on from consultation with archive services, encouraging the sharing of information and providing a central information hub for collecting policies has been highlighted as something the Scottish Council on Archives can facilitate for the...

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Archivist as Teacher?

Release Date: 21 September 2016 Our Education Development Officer, Douglas Roberts, is at the Scottish Learning Festival today to talk about the James Maxton project which we have been working on with Glasgow City Archives. So, on the theme of...

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