2023 conference

The Digital Everyday Digital Preservation – Tools and Access.

The Business Archive Council and the Business Archive Council Scotland are coming together to host a joint conference on the 8th November. This one-day event will be held at the HSBC Head Office, Canary Wharf in London from 9.30am – 4.30pm with virtual attendance also available. The conference theme 

The morning will focus on the tools, systems and programs available to help you preserve your digital records to the highest possible standards. The afternoon will explore the ways available to provide access to this content.

General bookings for the conference are now open are now open via eventbrite

This conference is hosted by HSBC and sponsored by Preservica and TownsWeb Archiving.

A programme preview is below.

The full programme and speaker list will be published in due course.

Digital Preservation and Access: The Digital Everyday

9.15am – Arrival
9.30am – Introduction and housekeeping
9.40am – 10.10am
Keynote – HSBC– Leaders from the business archives community in the digital arena speaking about their digital journey and hybrid approach to digital preservation storage and access.
10.10am – 12.30pm

Session 1 – Digital Preservation Tools The first part of the session will share tools and guidance that are available to the business archives community to support their digital preservation activities. The second part of the session will hear practical examples from a cross-section of the archvie sector providing examples of approaches being taken to digital preservation. Includes Speakers from abrdn, The National Archives UK and the Digital Preservation Coalition.

Session 2 – ‘Ask the Experts’ –An opportunity for attendees to ask the speakers from the morning session about their experiences and tips on digital preservation

Session 3 – ‘Show and Tell’ – demonstrations and talks of 20 minutes in length, including questions, providing practical examples of digital preservation and access from the business archives community. Includes speakers from the Macallan, Naomi Korn and Associates and the CYENS Centre of Excellence.

Conference Bursary

The Business Archives Council and the Business Archives Council of Scotlandare each funding two bursaries to attend their joint conference ‘The Digital Everyday’ on 8th November 2023.

The bursaries are open to members and non-members of the BAC and BACS. Applicants for the bursaries need to meet one the following criteria:

  • Be a student or
  • Be a recent graduate (in the last 3 years ie graduated by July 2020) or
  • Be a qualified archivist, currently out-of-employment (this excludes consultants and freelancers) or
  • Be retired from the archives profession or with an interest in business history

The bursary covers full conference attendance and will provide up to £150 for travel expenses (receipts will be required ahead of reimbursement.)
The following should also be noted:

  • Applicants must confirm that any costs they claim will not be paid by their employer, and that their employer has not already registered them as a delegate at the Conferences.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide a short report on their experience at the conference to be used in various BAC & BACS communications and encouraged to contribute to the reporting of the conference through Twitter and other social media while the conference is taking place.

How to Apply

Applications must be made by downloading and completing the Conference Bursary application form. Email the form to Business.Bites.Contact@gmail.com by 1st October 2023.

We will contact successful applicants with instructions on how to book their place.

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