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ICA Section for Business Archives 2015 conference - call for papers

The International Council on Archives Section for Business Archives will be holding its next annaul conference on 15-16 June 2015 in Milan, Italy.

The themes to be covered in this conference include:

- Business Archive advocacy with senior managers
- Business Archive community  involvement (including academic involvement)
- Business Archive management models (trusts, archive centres etc.) for funding and profitability
- Particular types of business archives/records/objects - problems and solutions
- Exploiting photographic and multimedia collections within the Business Archive
- Digital curation of Business Archives
- Electronic  records management systems and the identification of the business archive

The Section for Business Archives is currently calling for papers to be presented.

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Posted on: Thursday, 4th December 2014
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Cataloguing Grants for business collections

The National Archives has announced the awards made under the 2014 round of the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives. Four of the ten projects funded involve aspects of business and industrial history. These are Anatomy of a Traction Merger -  the records of GEC Traction (National Railway Museum),  National Coal Board (NCB) and predecessor bodies, West Yorkshire coal mining records 17th century-1990s (West Yorkshire Archives Service), The Agnew's archive (The National Gallery) and Sugar and slate, the Penrhyn Castle further additional papers  (Bangor University). 

For a full list of grants and details of the scheme, follow the link:

Posted on: Friday, 28th November 2014
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Insight into Coca Cola Archives

A profile of Ted Ryan, Director, Heritage Communications for the Coca-Cola Company, recently appeared in the Economic Times. It offers a fascinating insight into the archives of one of the worlds biggest and most successful brands. Follow the link to read the article in full.

Posted on: Wednesday, 26th November 2014
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Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

The proceedings of the symposium of the International Council on Archives, Section on Business and Labour, held in Basel in April 2013, have now been edited for publication by Alexander Bieri. Published by Liverpool University Press, the volume brings together contributions from archivists and historians from Denmark, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For further details, visit the Liverpool University Press website

Posted on: Wednesday, 12th November 2014
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Who were the Aero girls?

A new website has been launched by the University of York, devoted to the quest by researchers Kerstin Doble and Francesca Taylor to discover the stories behind a series of portraits of 20 young women. The portraits were commissioned by the confectionery manufacturers Rowntree and used to advertise Aero chocolate between 1951 and 1957. They were found among the Rowntree records in Yorks Borthwick Institute for Archives. A public appeal for information was made at the same time as an exhibition at York Mansion House in October 2013 and the story has been widely reported in the press. The reaction and the response has been phenomenal, follow the link for more details.

Posted on: Saturday, 27th September 2014
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