Scottish Council on Archives Conference

When & Where

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
The Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Event Details

Scotland has one of the richest archive collections in the world, from business archives that stretch back 400 years to the millions of items held by the National Records of Scotland. These valuable records are the building blocks for industrial innovation, academic research, scientific discovery, good governance and good business practice, as well as telling our personal and our national story.

The digital revolution of the last two decades offers the chance to build a digital legacy that will enrich generations to come. But everyone needs to work together to get the technology right and secure sufficient investment to nurture these important national assets and to make them accessible.

In partnership with The Scotsman, the Scottish Council on Archives is holding a one-day conference to raise awareness of digital records and bring stakeholders together with the Scottish digital records community. Together we will explore shared challenges and opportunities and inform the debate on how we approach the vital issue of ensuring long-term access to valuable digital resources.

Expert speakers include:
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs
Annelies van den Belt, Chief Executive, DC Thomson Family History
Ben Sullivan, Head of European Operations, Ke Software
Brendan Dick, Director, BT Scotland
Professor Lorna Hughes, National Library of Wales
Tim Ellis, Chief Executive, National Records of Scotland
Rosemary Agnew, Scottish Information Commissioner
Catherine Hardman, Deputy Director, Archaeology Data Service, University of York

Information and Fees:
Cost: £110.00 + VAT Fees include refreshments, networking lunch and exclusive access to the post-conference reports.

For more information please email or give the team a call on: 0131 620 8212. To book your place please visit the website


Event Organiser
0131 620 8212


£110 plus VAT

Event Location

The Scottish National Galleries


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