Digitisation Services at the ARA Conference

Digitisation of specialist material

British Library Digitisation Services will be exhibiting at the Archives and Records Association Conference in Glasgow on the 29-30 August.

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The Conference takes place at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow from 29 August to 31 August 2018 with the theme ‘People make records’. British Library Digitisation Services will be exhibiting at the Information Village, which is open on the 29 and 30 August.

The Archives and Records Association is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. British Library Digitisation Services can help convert 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 digitisation projects from start to finish.

Digitisation Services will be at Stand 3 in the Information Village and we invite all conference delegates to come and talk with Saba and Peter, to find out how the British Library can help with archives and records.

British Library colleagues will also be presenting at the conference. Salvador Alcántara Peláez will be giving a paper on Wednesday 29 August entitled Enabling access to untold stories: conservation in the British Library/Qatar Foundation Digitisation Partnership. On the same day, Will Prentice will also give a paper Looking after our sound heritage, and on Thursday 30 August, will also give a workshop A beginner’s guide to looking after your audio collections.

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