SCA Annual Members Meeting


Date & Time: Thursday 3 September, Webinar 11:00-12:30 (AMM 12:30:13:00)

The Covid-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on all aspects of the lives of people across the globe. In these challenging and historic times, the record keeping community is acutely aware of the importance of capturing and preserving a record of this rapidly evolving situation.

In a few short months, we’ve seen a vast array of imaginative and engaging collecting projects emerge, alongside new challenges. SCA are pleased to invite members to join us for presentations from speakers discussing collecting in the Covid-19 context, preceding the formal Annual Members’ Meeting.

This year’s Annual Members’ Meeting will be a little bit different, for obvious reasons. It will, however, still be an opportunity to hear directly from our Chair, Trustees and those responsible for delivering our vision of leading Scotland’s archives and records management community to inform and inspire the nation.

Registration: Please complete this short form to register. Members wishing to attend both the webinar and AMM, or just the AMM, please use this form. Joining instructions for Zoom will follow.

11:00 – 11:05 Introduction and Welcome
11:05 – 11:20 Elena Carter, Archivist, Wellcome Trust – Elena will give an overview of some of the key themes and issues emerging from discussions across the UK-wide Contemporary Collecting Covid-19 Network.
11:20 – 11:35 Wiebke McGhee, Archivist, North Lanarkshire Archives – Wiebke will discuss collecting priorities in a Local Authority context.
11:35 – 11:50 Jaime Valentine, Chair, & Dom Miller-Graham, Researcher, OurStory Scotland – Jaime and Dom will speak about the Queer Distance project, which enables and encourages the collection of stories of the LGBTQ+ community in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic.
11:50 – 12:05 Clare Paterson, Archivist, University of Glasgow Archives – Clare will discuss Glasgow University’s approach to Covid-19 collecting, highlighting common themes across university archives and special collections.
12:05 – 12:30  


12:30 – 13:00 Scottish Council on Archives Annual Members’ Meeting

AMM Agenda and Papers

  1. No Proxies are permitted.
  2. Each Member of the SCIO is able to attend and speak at any Members’ Meeting and shall have one vote.
  3. Three serving trustees are required to retire at this fourth AMM, though are permitted to stand again for office. Nominations for new trustees were sought prior to the AMM, and new appointments will be made. If the number of all current and potential trustees, exceeds 12, those in attendance at the AMM will be called to vote.
  4. A full meeting of the new board of trustees will occur subsequently to elect the Chair.