First Steps: Caring for Community Archives Workshop (March 2019)

The results of SCA’s community archives survey showed there is a desire for training in basic conservation, cataloguing and digital preservation while creating a network of resources to support people working with community archives. First Steps: Caring for Community Archives was the start of a series of training events we are planning.

SCA joined with National Records of Scotland to provide an enjoyable and informative day starting with a hands-on workshop with NRS conservators on the handling, storage and environment of documents and photographic material, followed by presentations from NRS experts on cataloguing, digitisation and digital preservation.

The presentations from the day are included below, and have lots of information suggestions.

The Conservation of archive material

top 10 tips for community archives

Working with local authority archivists

debunking myths of gdpr

Thinking about digitisation?

Sustaining your digital community archive