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ARA conference heads to birthplace of TV

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) annual conference will take place at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel, 29-31 August 2018.

The theme this year is People make Records, inspired by the city’s current campaign: People make Glasgow. The conference will be broken into three key areas: People in Records; People using Records; People looking after records.

Assistant professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies Michelle Caswell of the University of California, Los Angeles is the first confirmed speaker

A wide range of presentations and workshops will address important and practical issues surrounding representation and diversity in records, amongst users and of those responsible for caring for records, as well as service provision, records and accountability and how we should evolve as a profession.

There is also a distinctive, leading edge three-day ‘stream’ of talks and workshops for specialist archive conservators. The full programme is available here.

The Glasgow was chosen owing to its place in histour, where (among other notable events), the world's first long-distance television pictures were received on 24 May 1927, sent by the Scottish engineer John Logie Baird.

Archive and record-keeping professionals can avail an early bird discount before 30 April by clicking here.