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Collecting Policies Training Day

A sound collection is the foundation for a successful and relevant archive service. But how do we develop such collections? This training day, organised by YMLAC and MLA North West, will analyze how collecting policies can be used in an archive, museum or library setting as both operational tools and strategic drivers for service development.

Experienced professionals will demonstrate how and why they have developed their own collecting policies and show what can be learnt from their experiences. The best academic writing services prepared the lists of presentations available during the day.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Rowley, The National Archives, explaining the important role a coherent policy has in ensuring good quality service and how TNA sees collecting policies as a core part of compliance with its Standard for Record Repositories.
  • Sarah Wickham, Rotherham Archives, will draw on her extensive experience of developing collecting in both specialist and local authority archives to show how to draw up a new collecting policy. Archives are often embedded within other environments.
  • Jan Hargreaves and Pauline Webb, Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester will explain how the needs of the archive collections have been integrated into the wider museum collecting practice.
  • Christopher Wright, British Library, will show how an internationally renowned institution decides what to take in from the nearly limitless range of material it could potentially collect.
There will also be a surgery during lunchtime when Andrew and Sarah will give you general comments on your own collecting policy. We look forward to seeing you.

Related Documents:

E Training booking form
ETrainingbookingform2004.doc (82 KB)  

Overview Collecting Policy Training Day
Overview-CollectingPolicyTrainingDay.doc (386 KB)  

To book your place please contact Louise Hull on:
T: 0113 394 4840

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