The Business Archives Council of Scotland organises an annual conference in the Autumn, occasional training days and in 2017 started it’s Corporate Connections event to support networking for business archivists and custodians of business archives in Scotland. Details of past events can be found here.


The 2020 AGM will be held online via zoom on Wednesday 16th December. Please register to attend via our eventbrite page. The AGM will follow the Corporate Connections events which starts at 10:30am.


The following papers have been issued to members:


Corporate Connections‌

Corporate Connections is an initiative launched by BACS in 2017 to encourage face to face conversations, bringing together the small community of business archivists and custodians of business archives in Scotland, many of whom work alone to share our experiences.


Regular social meet ups are held twice a year, with a rotating theme to kick start conversations and let you meet your peers. Anything and everything business archives will be openly discussed among friends.


Due to Covid-19 our 2020 events were cancelled but we’re pleased to have moved our Corporate Connections online. The BACS team invite members with an interest in business archives to this informal event where current challenges, successes and ideas are shared over virtual tea and biscuits (to be provided by the attendees!)


The theme of our second online event is ‘Collecting in a Crisis’ – A Guide to Rescuing Business Records. Discussion will be led by Dr Christopher Cassells, Business Archives Surveying Officer, who will introduce a recent BACS/SCA publication on the topic and lead discussion around the role of businesses and caring for their collections in times of crisis.


This event will be followed by the BACS AGM where a summary of the years events will be provided and officers elected onto the committee for 2021. Papers will be provided to delegates.

  • Where: Online meeting via Zoom
  • When: December 16th at 10:30am
  • What: Online event discussing Collecting in a Crisis.
  • How: To reserve a place, please book via our eventbrite page.

Please direct any questions or comments to the same email address. A zoom meeting link will be provided in advance of the meeting. Find out more about the previous events here.


Our online events are open to all, normally the in-person events are for BACS members who are business archivists or custodians of business archive collections. Please contact Karyn Williams if you’d like to register your interest. Not a BACS member? Come along to see what BACS has to offer and become a member! (Annual membership starts from £10 Individual Member, £20 Organisational Member, £50 Corporate Member).

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