Digitisation Services at the ARA Conference

British Library Digitisation Services

British Library Digitisation Services will be exhibiting at The Archives and Records Association Conference on 30 and 31 May 2017 at the Hilton Manchester, Deansgate.

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The ARA Conference is one of the year’s most significant gatherings of information professionals in records management, archives and archive conservation from the UK and Ireland, as well as from around the world. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Challenge the past, set the agenda’.

Digitisation Services can help you convert your physical collections into digital resources.  Whether it’s archive records, books of photographs; rare artefacts, large maps or scrolls, British Library Digitisation Services can manage your digitisation projects from start to finish.

Come and see us at stand number 27 in the Mezzanine Area during the event, where you can talk to Joanne and Peter, to find out more about how Digitisation Services can help your organisation.  You can also ask about other British Library Services, such as On Demand and EThOS.

You can visit the ARA Conference webpages for more information and to find out how you can register to attend. 

You can keep up to date with all the latest news and information from British Library Digitisation Services on twitter @BL_Digitisation.

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…"We were delighted with the British Library service offering onsite photography at our convenience: it was efficient and enjoyable, and produced the most beautiful images." John Sunderland, Friends of Malmesbury Abbey…

Malmesbury and its Abbey, had one of the most important libraries in Europe in the Middle Ages, and the famous historian William was from Malmesbury. The Friends of Malmesbury Abbey commissioned the British Library to digitise four volumes of the bible, known as the Malmesbury Bible earlier this summer.