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* mlawestmidlands.org.uk MLA West Midlands the regional council for museums, archives and libraries
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* MLA West Midlands: the regional council of museums, libraries and archives.
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Archive organisations and initiatives
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Here you will find links relating to Archive organisations and initiatives.



British Records Association Founded in 1932, the British Records Association aims to encourage and assist with the preservation, care use and publication of historical records.

Business Archives Council Business Archives Council promotes the preservation of business records of historical importance, supplies advice and information on business archives and modern records, encourages interest in and study of business history and archives and provides a forum for the custodians and users of business archives.

International Council on Archives (ICA) International Council on Archives contains information about the Committee, its work, and publications.

National Archives The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.

National Register of ArchivesThe NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.

Society of Archivists The Society exists to promote the care and preservation of archives and the better administration of archive repositories to advance the training of its members and to encourage relevant research and publication.

Standing Conference on Archives and Museums (SCAM) The aim of SCAM is to benefit the care of archives and their public use by giving practical advice, sharing problems common amongst museum curators and archivists, and publishing information useful to all who have archives in their care.


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Access to Archives (A2A) The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held throughout England and dating from the 900s to the present day.

Chrysalis - Libraries and Archives Chrysalis is an internet gateway providing online information and the collections created for Chrysalis have not been widely available to the public before.


Directories:

ARCHON Directory The ARCHON Directory includes contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world which have substantial collections of manuscripts noted under the indexes to the National Register of Archives.


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*https://mlawestmidlands.org.uk/usefullinks/archiveorganisationsandinitiatives/index.asp    Date Printed : 25 August 2006
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