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This page gives the details of meetings and announcements, including relevant documents and links to external websites. Pages giving details of regional events can also be found here.

MDA to Receive MLA Renaissance Funding

February 2006: a  press release (see PDF files) from The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) announced funding for MDA, the UK’s leading authority on information management in museums, to create Collections Link, an innovative service providing information and advice in all areas of collections management.

Historic Libraries Forum Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Historic Libraries Forum was held on Thursday 15 December 2005, with the topic Archives for non-archivists (see PDF files). The report of the 2004 meeting on catalogue automation (see PDF files) is also of interest to those considering retrospective conversion projects.

National Archives launches scheme to tackle cataloguing backlogs

September 2005: a press release (see PDF files) from the National Archives announced the launch of a scheme to award £200,000 worth of grants to tackle cataloguing backlogs in local archives.

National Archives - Giving Value: Funding Priorities for UK Archives 2005-2010

A new initiative by the National Council on Archives aimed at continuing the drive for increased funding for the UK’s archives. See PDF files for report.


Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) funded a series of Full Disclosure workshops held in the UK from July 2002 to November 2004. The purpose of the workshops was to raise awareness of Full Disclosure, to build a network of Full Disclosure "champions" and to discuss issues surrounding retroconversion projects.

Full Disclosure Workshops:

Glasgow: 25 November 2004 at St. Mungo's Museum

Birmingham: 13 May 2004 at the University of Birmingham

York: 23 April 2004 at York Public Library

Brighton: 17 February 2004 at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Manchester: 9 December 2004 at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester

Leicester: 10 November 2004 at the EMMLAC Headquarters

London: 26 September 2004 at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Cambridge: 15 July 2004 at the Cambridge University Library


The discussions held at the workshops informed the summative report which advised the Full Disclosure Implementation Group on how the initiative should progress. See PDF files for summative report and report presentation.


External links

The National Archives

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