Following a short break, the Current Awareness service is now returning
weekly until Christmas.
CyMAL Archives Grants Scheme 2005/6 and Inspiring Learning Grants Scheme
2005/6: the application packs for these grants schemes have been issued to
Welsh archive services. The closing date is 21 January 2005. Please
contact the Archives Development Adviser ([log in to unmask] /
01970 610237) for further information.
CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales is pleased to inform you that
the Professional Development pages on our website are now fully up and
running. Events are open to staff from the museum, archive and library
domains in Wales and are free of charge. To view our Training calendar, and
to access the on-line booking facility, please visit
<http://www.cymal.wales.gov.uk/event/index.html>. Please note that details
of additional Professional Development events will be added in the future
once they have been finalised.
New CyMAL website: http://www.cymal.wales.gov.uk/
New CyMAL staff:
Helen Williams: Access and Learning Adviser - your contact for Inspiring
Learning ([log in to unmask] / 01970 610233)
Katherine Thomas: Equal Opportunities Adviser
([log in to unmask] / 01970 610232)
EUCLID: 'Europe: Challenges, Examples & Opportunities: A Series of 5
Seminars', January to March 2005, Location: Department for Culture, Media &
'A new funding programme has been set up by The Lisbet Rausing Charitable
Fund. The "Endangered Archives Programme" aims to help researchers find
valuable material not held in an archive and transfer it to a suitable
archive holding. It will be administered by The British Library.'
'Warning about HLF CD-ROM Application Pack issued before August 2004:
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) packs on CD-ROM issued before August 2004 have
an expiry date of 1 December 2004 and will no longer work after that time.'
BBC Family History Weekend:
BBC Radio Wales, 93 - 104 FM - 882 & 657 AM, Dig Sat 867 and Free View 89
Location of event: Blaenycwm County Primary School, Blaenavon Road, Blaenau
Gwent, Wales, NP23 4BR
Date/time: 4th December, 10.00 - 16.00
Further details: Come and meet the Look Up Your Genes team from BBC Radio
Wales and tell us your family history stories! With interviews on Radio
Wales during the day.
New page on Archives Network Wales website: 'New to archives?' giving links
to various useful websites
The Federation of Family History Societies: Genfair: 'We are delighted to
announce the addition of Archive CD Books to GENfair, who have a catalogue
of more than 1,500 historic books scanned onto compact disk, covering all
parts of the British Isles and beyond.' For Wales, available CD-ROMs cover
topics such as the census, directories, returns of owners of land for 1873
and various histories. See
http://www.genfair.com/shop/pages/acb/page57.html for further details.
'YMLAC, the regional development agency for museums, libraries and archives,
has developed a new Archive Apprenticeship Framework which aims to provide
training and development opportunities to the archives workforce and meet
the future demands and skills required by the profession.'
'Granddad, what do you remember about the Gentle Giant?: Today (Thursday
18th November) Wrexham school children took part in the first of a series of
oral history workshops, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), about
the life and times of John Charles, arguably the greatest footballer Wales
has ever produced. HLF awarded a grant of £42,900 to The Gentle Giant
Trust, enabling the Trust to set up 180 oral history workshops for young
people from 60 schools across Wales .... At least ten interviews from each
school group will be transcribed and transferred onto a CD and eventually
contribute to a book. The CDs will be held at the National Library of Wales,
and archives of all local authorities in Wales to ensure access for the
public in the future.'
RecordKeeping magazine from TNA, autumn 2004 issue
'Over 5 Million First World War Medal Records Go Online: For the first time
the medal records of more than 5 million men and women who served in the
First World War are available online.'
ACCESS, LIFELONG LEARNING AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
'The Government has published its Disability Discrimination Bill. Announced
in last week's Queen's speech, the Bill proposes a number of amendments to
the existing Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).'
'Curiosity & Imagination is inviting submissions for the 2005 Roots & Wings
awards. Launched last year, this UK awards scheme is for inspiring projects
which help children to explore heritage of any kind.' Please see
for further details.
PRESERVATION & DIGITAL PRESERVATION
DigiCULT.info 9, November 2004: 'The latest issue of DigiCULT.Info is now
online, and includes articles on the use of technology in small cultural
heritage institutions, how digital contextualisation affects learning, and
the production of replica artefacts for historical and dramaturgical study.'
'Sir Paul McCartney has agreed to sponsor The Conservation Awards, the UK's
leading awards in the conservation field, rewarding excellence and
innovation in preserving our cultural heritage. His generous offer of
support will secure the future of the Awards until 2009.'
ICT & DIGITISATION
'Wales on the Web - the portal providing access to information and services
that are associated with Wales, has released a 'Guide to the Voluntary
Sector' and 'A Guide to Libraries and Archives'. Wales on the Web is an
online guide to high quality, validated websites offering dependable
information relating to Wales and all aspects of Welsh life.'
(<http://www.walesontheweb.org/> - from the CILIP Wales Current Awareness
Technical Advisory Service for Images (TASI): Training Programme for early
RECORDS MANAGEMENT & ELECTRONIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT
The 'Evidence-Based Governance in the Electronic Age' website:
'Case Studies on Managing Records and Information Systems Now Available Free
of Charge: The International Records Management Trust is pleased to announce
the availability of a series of case studies on managing records and
information systems in relation to three core areas of public sector reform
(human resource, financial and legal and judicial).'
The Cimtech Directory (Online access to the UK's most comprehensive
directory of products and services for Document, Records and Content
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & DATA PROTECTION
'Information Commissioner - Data Protection Good Practice Guidance: Taking
Photographs in Schools'
LGA: 'Accessing environmental information: a practical guide to the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004'
Cynghorydd Datblygu Archifau / Archives Development Adviser
CyMAL: Amgueddfeydd Archifau a Llyfrgelloedd Cymru / CyMAL: Museums Archives
and Libraries Wales
Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru / Welsh Assembly Government
Uned 10 Parc Gwyddoniaeth / Unit 10 Science Park
Ffôn / Tel: 01970 610237
E-bost / E-mail: [log in to unmask]
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