News and Events
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.