Advice Leaflets & Occasional Papers

These are produced by society members and professionals within the archive and heritage profession. Suggestions for new topics are always gratefully received.

Occasional Paper’s are sent to all society members but can be purchased by members of the public from the Society; Advice Leaflets are free to download below.

If you would like to propose a subject for future publications, or would like to offer to write either an Advice Leaflet or Occasional Paper, we we would be please to hear from. Please get in touch. You can find our guidelines for Advice Leaflet contributions here and Occasional Paper contributions here


Advice 1: Establishing an Archive: Initial Stage: Collecting

Advice 2: Second stage: Preliminary Sorting and Listing

Advice 3: Retention of financial records

Advice 4: Establishing an Archive: Third Stage: Basic Classification and cataloguing

Advice 5: Glossary of basic archival terms

Advice 6: Conservation and Preservation

Advice 7: Useful contacts and sources of information

Advice 8: Providing access to your archives

Advice 9: Mounting an Exhibition Using Archives

Advice 10 is currently unavailable, we apologise for any inconvenience

Advice 11: Employing an archive professional

Advice 12: Disaster planning

Advice 13: Introduction to records management

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