Archives and Records Association
Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland)
20 Canon Street
01823 327 077
On 1 June 2010 the Archives and Records Association (ARA) was officially formed as a result of a merger of the National Council on Archives; the Association of Chief Archivists in Local Government (ACALG) and the Society of Archivists (SoA).
With the creation of ARA, the National Council on Archives ceased to operate as an independent group. Ongoing NCA activities are now continued by the new organisation, further information about which can be found at www.archives.org.uk
The website of the National Council on Archives continues to serve as a resource for professional literature. However, the website is no longer be maintained and updated.
The Archives and Records Association is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The ARA aims to support its membership through training, continued professional development, identification of employment opportunities, professional help and advice, and by providing a community to which the membership can belong and from which they draw benefit through open discussion and debate, as well as through gathering of information and advice.
Through its members the ARA is committed to working for high standards in the provision of and care of archives and effective management of record systems including the retrieval of information from them.
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