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  1. Headline sponsors of DCDC18 announced

    We are delighted to announce that Wellcome Collection will be the headline sponsor for DCDC18: Memory and Transformation. Delivered jointly by The National Archives and Research Libraries UK, the Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference brings together speakers from across the heritage, cultural, and academic sectors to share their experiences and thoughts on topics ranging from commemoration, digital […]

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  2. Workforce development for the archive sector

    The National Archives has today launched a workforce development strategy for the archive sector. Independent research consultancy Pye Tait was commissioned to create the strategy, which was further developed with the support of Archives Unlocked. The strategy draws upon extensive dialogue with people from across the archive sector, as well as with a range of […]

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  3. Explore Your Archive, 2018 and beyond

    The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives have agreed that, going forward, the Explore Your Archive campaign, as it is now mature and well established as a sector-owned campaign, should be guided solely by the Archives and Records Association in future. The National Archives will continue to give the campaign strong […]

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  4. New ‘1920s Britain’ education resource

    The National Archives Education online team have today added to their resources with the publication of the new two part themed document collection called ‘1920s Britain: Decade of Conflict, realignment and change?’. 1920s Britain is an option taught as part of the A level history syllabus for key stage 5. The National Archives as the […]

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  5. New guidelines for archiving personal data

    The National Archives today has published a new set of guidelines for archiving personal data. The rules for handling information about living people in archives and records intended for transfer to archive services changed on 25 May 2018. The Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). This is as a […]

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