Information Studies at Aberystwyth University offers a range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses for the information profession. All of our degree courses lead to professional qualifications and are fully accredited by the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland (ARA) and/or the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). We were shortlisted for the Digital Preservation Awards in 2014 and 2016.
You can study with us on campus full-time or can combine work and study via our established distance learning programmes. We have over 50 years’ experience in offering education and training for the information profession, including 30 years’ experience in offering distance learning. Graduates from our postgraduate programmes enjoy excellent employability in a range of professional level posts in the UK and beyond.
Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing the information found in family trees, historical records and genetics to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Ancestry has more than 2 million paying subscribers across all its family history websites and approximately 2.3 million DNA samples in the AncestryDNA database. Since starting as a publishing company in 1983, we have been a leader in the family history market for over 30 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research. We believe that most people have a fundamental desire to understand who they are and from where they came, and that anyone interested in discovering, preserving and sharing their family history is a potential user of Ancestry. We strive to make our service valuable to individuals ranging from the most committed family historians to those taking their fi rst steps towards satisfying their curiosity about their family stories.
The foundation of our service is an extensive and unique collection of billions of historical records that we have digitised, indexed and put online since 1996. We have developed efficient and proprietary systems for digitising handwritten historical documents, and have established relationships with national and local government archives, historical societies, religious institutions and private collectors of historical content around the world. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies and tools, enable our subscribers to research their family history, build their family trees and make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors.
Ancestry.co.uk contains more than one billion records in collections including the most comprehensive online set of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1911, the fully searchable England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, the World War One British Army Service and Pension records and UK Parish Records. We have worked with many regional archives to digitise collections such as Wills, Burials and Electoral Rolls and are looking forward to reaching out to many more.
Working with Archives to digitise, index and publish online historical collections.
Arkivum is at the forefront of long-term digital archiving practice, encompassing preservation strategies, system architectures, total cost of ownership considerations, and the mitigation of the risk of loss of critical data assets.
The company has a clear mission to help data-intensive organisations maximise the value of long-term data by providing a safe, secure, accessible archiving solution for every type of data with a unique, 100% data integrity guarantee and an in-built escrow service.
Arkivum services over 100 highly regulated and compliance-driven organisations across a number of verticals including higher education, digital heritage, healthcare, life sciences and pharma, as well as finance.
Arkivum works with partners to deliver integrated, scalable and flexible solutions for data discovery and sharing, publishing, file format preservation and information portals.
Axiell is the leading provider of collections management software solutions for Archives, Libraries and Museums. More than 3000 institutions have chosen to manage their collections with our software. Our market leading position makes us a secure, sustainable and stable partner.
We offer a suite of full-featured collections management systems in Adlib, Calm, EMu, Mimsy XG and Mobydoc. Each system has unique strengths, qualities and features which suit certain types of collection and institution. We work closely with our customers to identify which of our systems is best suited to their collections management requirements.
Our active user groups have been directly involved in product enhancement and development for many years and this partnership continues to infl uence our products as they evolve to meet new functional and technical challenges.
Adopting an Axiell solution is an investment in your institution’s future. We have the experience, expertise and resources to provide the very best collections management solutions for today that are fit for tomorrow.
Stand 27 - 30th & 31st August
Do you need to create space by archiving your physical collections? Or want to increase access to your resources by displaying them online? Whatever your objective and whatever materials you hold, the British Library’s Digitisation Services can help. Whether it’s archive records, books or photographs; rare artefacts, large maps or scrolls, British Library Digitisation Services can manage your digitisation project from start to finish. British Library experts in conservation, cataloguing, image capture and metadata are ready to work on your collection. We can even help you fill any gaps in your collection with our own comprehensive holdings. As the national library of the UK, we are home to a vast array of rare manuscripts, books, journals and ephemera from the dawn of printing to today. Digitising our own collections so they can be accessed across the world is core to our mission and we will bring this passion and expertise to your digital project. If you want a trusted, reputable partner to guide and deliver your digital future on time, on budget and to the highest quality, please get in touch.
Stand 29 - 30th & 31st August
Bruynzeel is Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialist storage systems. Its archive service includes the supply and installation of space-saving mobile storage, double decker systems, picture racking for fine art and print storage, and archive drawers for special collections.
Serving public and private sector clients, our storage systems combine space efficiency with accessibility. Product features include perforated end panels to eliminate stale air pockets, soft start/stop electronic motors, integrated LED lighting and ‘night park’ mode for auto air circulation.
Bruynzeel has been trading in the UK since 1984 and has an extensive track record of supplying systems to archives across the country, including: Borthwick Institute for Archives• Dudley Archives and Local History Service • East Sussex County Council (The Keep) • Glasgow Museum Resource Centre • Heritage Quay (University of Huddersfield) • Imperial War Museum Archive • Library of Birmingham • Liverpool Central Library and Archive • M&S Company Archive • The National Archives at Kew • The National Library of Wales • Public Records Office of Northern Ireland • West Yorkshire Archive Service • York City Archives.
Bruynzeel is a Crown Commercial Service supplier and all our systems conform to PD5454:2012 standards.
Stand 14 - 31st August
The Centre for Archive and Information Studies is one of the largest worldwide providers of dedicated recordkeeping degrees and short courses by distance learning in the world. Our network of tutors allows us to deliver a range of modules for Continuing Professional Development and Diploma and Masters degrees. Our proven track record in the delivery of professional education in recordkeeping by online learning is recognised in full professional accreditation by the Archives & Records Association UK & Ireland (ARA) and Records & Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) and by a commendation from the Information and Records Management Society UK (IRMS).
All modules offered by CAIS can be taken as single short courses lasting for 9 or 15 weeks. The courses are popular with people wishing to apply new learning in their workplace and to improve future job prospects. Individual CAIS modules can contribute directly to the skills and knowledge outlined in ARA’s new competency framework and CPD programme. Many people take them just for interest.
Stand 32 - 30th & 31st August
Since 1992, Conservation by Design (CXD) has been providing a comprehensive range of high quality conservation storage, equipment and display products including acid free boxes, museum boards and specialist papers to museums, libraries and archives throughout the world. The company has expanded rapidly over the last few years strengthening its portfolio with a number of key acquisitions. In 2013 it acquired Armour Systems, a specialist manufacturer of museum display cases and cabinets based in Milton Keynes. Combining the strengths of both businesses, Armour Systems, the showcase brand of Conservation by Design off ers the museum sector a market leading range of high quality showcases manufactured in the UK. In 2014, the company purchased Archival Aids which off ers a wide range of products for the treatment, repair and preservation of all types of paper, manuscripts, documents,books, maps and photographs.
From it’s engineering facilities in Bedford, CXD designs and manufactures the world’s largest range of acid free storage solutions and an extensive range of high-clarity Polyester Product. CXD off er an extensive range of boxes, museum showcases, and Planorama aluminium drawer cabinets to ensure that whatever needs conserving stays acid free and in perfect condition.
Stand 26 - 30th & 31st August
Main Contact: Sally Taylor
Covergold celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year and continue to provide expertise with a personal service, offering affordable solutions for all your digitisation requirements. As leading suppliers of micrographic, book and document scanners, Covergold offer an extensive range of scanners to provide a complete scanning solution from a single business card to a 2A0 map. This year sees the launch of a completely new large format scanner specifically designed for a contact free scan, ideal for archiving and reproduction of fine art work. Scan a framed work of art in its entirety without taking it out of the frame first. Covergold offer professional advice and support from across their ranges. - The highly regarded SL1000 Digital Microfilm Scanner with proven reliability and exceptional image quality - The range of A3, A2 and A1 Bookeye book scanners offering a simple walk-up system to a comprehensive archiving solution - A choice of 12” to 48” WideTEK wide format scanners offering the fastest CIS scanners on the market. - Panasonic Expert Partner, part of the European B2N Partner Programme, with a selection of high-end document scanners. Covergold continue to supply a diverse range of corporate companies, education establishments, Government departments, local authorities, archives, libraries, museums and universities across the UK, visit their stand to see the latest scanning technology.
Stand 33 - 30th & 31st August
DeepStore provides an extremely secure, PD5454 compliant, low risk storage solution. We are the preferred choice of many Archivists, Records Managers, Librarians, Museum Curators and Historic Environment Managers.
Where security, a stable environment, compliance and cost are of the utmost importance our distinctive underground storage option which is free from vermin, mould, flooding and UV light is a welcome alternative to overground facilities.
Our broad and flexible service allows us to provide our clients with best value for money, we are renowned for our friendly and professional customer service.
The imaginative use of a pre-existing space has created a sustainable competitive advantage, which is based on the unique and unusual nature of the underground environment. We are confident that we provide a green and unrivalled facility both in terms of quality and cost.
Stand 18 - 31st August
The Heritage Lottery Fund distributes the heritage share of National Lottery funding, supporting a wide variety of projects across the UK. Since our foundation in 1994, thanks to National Lottery players we have awarded £7.7billion to over 42,000 projects. We believe that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. The projects we fund vary from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings, from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training.
Stand 21 - 31st August
We provide our customers worldwide with ‘made to measure’ modular imaging solutions using bespoke products, complimented with quality image capture and conversion services. In our product directory at www.icamarchive.co.uk you will find some of the most advanced imaging equipment and software available to support your project requirements.
Stand 8 - 31st August
iMetaFilm have a range of innovations to digitise 8mm, 16mm and 35mm archive film. These innovations allow us to offer the safest and highest quality digitisation - at a fraction of the price of our competitors.
We have designed and patented our own sprocketless scanners and software. This unique approach to digitisation gives us several USPs:
1. There’s no need to prep film.
2. We can tolerate film in any condition- warped, degraded or vinegarised.
3. Our ‘scanners + software’ approach digitises to 4K quality more safely than any
These benefits cannot be found on conventional scanners. No matter the budget, we work flexibly with organisations to get shelved projects off the ground.
We have 3 European and International patents for our various innovations, and we’re working with institutions like the Library of Congress, Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, ITV and many more. Our affordable pricing and flexible models have opened up digital film preservation to all: There’s never been a better time to digitise film.
Come find us at Stand 8 to see how we’re revolutionising archive film.
Stand 30 - 30th & 31st August
With over 140 years of experience in papermaking, KLUG has developed the know- how to produce premium quality products, ensuring maximum permanency for the long-term preservation of cultural assets and modern data carriers in archives, museums, libraries and galleries. KLUG-CONSERVATION‘s core area of expertise is the preservation of tangible cultural heritage. An appropriate preservation method respects and preserves, at all times, the intangible value of the cultural artefact.
Close collaboration with clients and cooperation with the paper industry, research institutes, academies and universities promote the development of innovative new products. Thereby, we ensure the highest quality of our products. This enables us to provide you with the finest products, economical solutions and technical competency.
Our latest product design is the new emissionfree ES-board which we will present at the ARA Conference!
KLUG-CONSERVATION consequently manufactures ageing resistant paper and board products in accordance with strictly set conservation and preservation regulations and to internationally recognised standards.
Standard or bespoke - archival paper, mountboard, boxboard, corrugated board and honeycomb panel are the basis for our vast range of products such as mounts, pockets, folders, enclosures, boxes or tubes.
Stand 25 - 30th & 31st August
A global provider of Web and Social Media archiving services to public and commercial organisations. Our services are used by The National Archives, UK Parliament, The UN and many other organisations that require high fidelity archives presented in intuitive public facing websites with enterprise grade search. Our management interface provides granular control of every service; features include white/black listing, takedown policies, scheduling, reporting and much more.
As a cloud first provider we take data security very seriously and are one of very few archiving service providers to achieve the prestigious ISO27001 certification. By embracing cloud technology and utilising serverless computing we can execute archives on demand with near limitless capacity.
As a big data expert, we can manage historic archives at scale, convert ARCs to ISO standard WARCs, deploy Elastic Search clusters, build scalable web apps and much more.
Please talk to one of the team if you would like to bring your web & social media archive into the 21st century.
Stand 19 - 31st August
Orangeleaf Systems Ltd have specialised in the production of engaging, public facing, web based Archive catalogue search interfaces since our formation in 1998.
We run the catalogue search, document booking and search room management systems for many UK Local Authority archives and a number of national collections.
We can combine Archive catalogue search with Museums and Historic Environment Record search for regional projects utilising GIS mapping and interoperable frameworks with data from a wide ranging set of Collection Management Systems.
We work with the numerous different Local Authority e-commerce payment gateways to produce end user digital download solutions connected to digital preservation systems.
Stand 12 - 31st August
Products and supplies for the conservation and preservation of artefacts, artwork and archives for conservators, librarians, curators, archivists & more. From tissue paper to disaster preparedness kits, plan chest cabinets to data logging devices, Preservation Equipment Ltd (PEL) have an extensive range of products to keep your collections safe. Buy online, or give us a call. With a reputation that’s trusted worldwide, and some of the highest stock levels in Europe, PEL are here to help you give history a future.
Stand 31- 30th & 31st August
Preservica is a world leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Our active preservation solutions are used by leading businesses, archives, libraries, museums and government organizations globally, to safeguard and share valuable digital content, collections and electronic records, for decades to come. These include the UK National Archives, the Met Office, Texas State Archives, Wellcome Library and HSBC, to name a few.
Preservica’s award-winning digital preservation and access software is a complete, standards-based (OAIS ISO 14721) trusted repository that includes connectors to leading Enterprise Content and Records Management systems to ensure long-term usability, trustworthiness and preservation of vital digital records, emails and content.
Stand 23 - 30th & 31st August
Rackline have over 35 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and install of high density storage system for Archives and Records areas throughout the UK.
We have a national Sales/Technical team to ensure that all enquiries are dealt with quickly whether it’s large or small, a new build, refurbishment or a bespoke solution, the team will assist you throughout the process providing full product and ergonomic audits, site surveys and layout drawings including our latest BIM Models. We also have an experienced Project Management team who will oversee installations through to completion.
Our large product portfolio allows us to choose the most suitable product for the media stored and together with mobile or electronic bases we can maximise the available area. All of the systems are designed to conform to the latest PD5454 Standards and we are regulated by SEMA. Rackline hold Environmental Standards ISO14001 and Quality Standards ISO 9001:2008.
Stand 11 - 31st August
Scottish Council on Archives provides leadership for the archives and records management profession in Scotland. It builds national and international partnerships, delivers strategic advice and research, and develops projects spanning stakeholder engagement, education, and quality improvement. It operates on the basis of encouraging mutually beneficial co-operation across and beyond the archives and records management sector in order to encourage innovation and to meet skills gaps.
The Council leads on the advocacy and development of archive services in Scotland and supports both historic collections and modern records management services
Stand 13 - 31st August
We provide an expert digitisation service and specialise in enabling archives, museums, and special collections libraries to open up access to their digital collections online.
TownsWeb perform both on- and off-site digitisation, and using bespoke, non-contact equipment we can digitise bound books, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, large maps, film/glass negatives and other precious records. We can then index the images, import them into our unique PastView content management software, and integrate them into a custom website to facilitate public access and revenue generation.
Our clients include English Heritage, Cadbury’s, Royal Doulton, Sandhurst Military Academy, Marks & Spencer, Borthwick Institute and Transport for London.