Collecting Across Scotland Event

In 2015, Scottish Council on Archives convened a Collecting Policy Working Group to explore issues related to collecting in archives across Scotland. Following a sectoral consultation, a Collecting Policy Framework has been developed. The purpose of the framework is to encourage the exchange of information and best practice in relation to collecting and collections development.

SCA is pleased to be launching A Collecting Policy Framework for Scotland’s Archives on 5 September 2019 at a half-day event featuring varied talks on topics including crowdfunding to open up collections, crisis management for business archives and collecting within the context of university, local authority and national collections. This will be a networking and information sharing opportunity for archive services and any institution collecting archive material.

Registration: To register please click here.

The SCA Sixth Annual Members Meeting will follow on immediately from this event, running from 12:00-12:30. All SCA members are invited to stay on for it and lunch. 

09:15 – 09:30 REGISTRATION
09:30 – 09:35 Introduction and Welcome
09:35 – 09:40 Overview of Collecting Policy Framework for Scotland’s Archives

Irene O’Brien, SCA Chair

09:40 – 10:00 ‘Overview of Collecting at NRS’

Bruno Longmore, Head of Archive Depositor Liaison, National Records of Scotland

10:00 – 10:20 ‘Collecting at CRC’

Rachel Hosker, Archivist, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh

10:20 – 10:40 ‘Keeping it local – collecting from a local authority perspective’

Wiebke McGhee, Archivist, North Lanarkshire Archives

10:40 – 11:00 TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 11:20 ‘Collections in Crisis: 10 Years of the Crisis Management’

Chris Cassells, Surveying Officer, Business Archives Council for Scotland

11:20 – 11:40 ‘Crowdfunding for Archives: Opening up the Peter Mackay collection’

Rosie Al-Mulla, Archivist, Stirling University Archive