Digital Preservation for Archivists

Booking is now open for the forthcoming ‘Digital Preservation For Archivists’ training event to be held at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, on 12 March 2015. Organised by the Irish Region, in conjunction with the ARA Section for Archives and Technology the training day will be facilitated by Simon Wilson of the University of Hull and will include two case studies from Ireland.

Ireland’s only archive web portal makes hundreds of unique archival collections freely available online

Archivists urged to support Irish Archives Resource’s future growth

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 – The Irish Archives Resource (IAR), represented by a voluntary group of professional archivists launched an information flyer in the National Archives today about Ireland’s only archive web portal, to mark its expansion and the provision of access to hundreds of unique archival collections.  The portal is unique in Ireland by facilitating users to view a rich and diverse range of archival collections in a single website.  Announcing today a doubling in size with contributors from over 30 prominent archival repositories, the IAR is also calling on archivists to join the portal by providing descriptions of their key collections to support its continued growth.

ARA Ireland's 2015 Annual General Meeting

The ARA,I Committee is inviting you to attend our AGM on 12 March 2015, at the Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The notice, an agenda, and the minutes of last year's AGM are included at the bottom of this message.

The AGM coincides with a day of training on digital preservation, the details of which will be circulated later this month. 
At the AGM, we will elect new officers for the positions of Chair, Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, IAR Chair, and Newsletter Editor. Job descriptions for these posts are also included at the bottom of this message, and if you are interested in any of these, please get in contact with the relevant office holder for an informal chat. You can find our contact details here:

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