Book in for your AWM Archive Service Health Check

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The last two years have been bruising for archive services.  Covid closed many services for months, changed working practices, forced new service delivery models and led to changes in workforces.

Underneath this are long-term needs such as adapting to digital technologies, radically improving diversity and inclusivity, funding cuts and leveraging diverse new opportunities.  Meanwhile the core functions of identifying, managing and providing access to collections have to be maintained, often with reduced resources.

The AWM Archive Service Health Check will provide you with the opportunity to take stock and identify your service’s priorities using the ARA Resilience Indicator and share experiences with peers.  The National Archives will also be present to talk about the Accreditation Scheme and answer your questions. In particular the workshop will:

  • Help services identify the strengths and weaknesses facing them now and in the next five years
  • Support unaccredited archive services plan to work towards Accreditation
  • Guide accredited services to plan for Accreditation reviews and renewals

Date

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

Location

Zoom call

Attendees

Delegates are expected to be senior management team members who can talk knowledgeably about the service.  AWM members may send as many staff members as they wish.

Cost

The workshop will be free to AWM members.  Other services may apply for a place at a cost of £50 per person (there is no VAT charged)

Booking

To book a place please email the AWM Administrator.  If you have any questions about the workshop please contact Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan.

Participants must complete the ARA Resilience Indicator for Archives ahead of the workshop and bring their results with them. The Indicator can be found at https://www.archives.org.uk/resources. Please note that the workshop will only be looking at the Archives Indicator results i.e. not the Records Management Indicator

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