Archives and Copyright

June and July have passed in a flash - a blur of conferences, training sessions, essay marking and overseas travel.


Over the last few months I have been organising and delivering Archives and Records Association (ARA) Copyright Core Training sessions across the country. My role is to support copyright expert Tim Padfield (previously of The National Archives), who is the star attaction at these events. As a result I have developed an intimate knowledge of UK copyright law.

Recent venues have included Manchester (John Rylands Library), Cornwall (Stuart House Arts and Heritage Centre, Liskeard), and London (London Metropolitan Archives).

Stuart House, Liskeard

ARA Core Training courses are offered across the regions and nations, and focus on skills essential to archivists, records managers and conservators. Courses are supported by ARA funds.

To find out more about ARA Core Training, visit the association website.

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I will also be speaking on copyright in archives at a two-day conference in Bradford: Archives 2.0: Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future. The event, organised by Paul Goodman (a former Science Museum Group colleague), is to be held at the National Media Museum in November 2014.


Promoting archives, records management and research