On the record: ALM London Archives strategy 2005-2008

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Isobel Siddons


Archives, Libraries and Museums
London (ALM London) is the strategic
regional development agency for the
sector in London.

Our mission is to support and promote
Londonís archives, libraries and museums.
We work in partnership to ensure that the
sectorís unique cultural, knowledge and
learning resources are made accessible for
the benefit of all Londoners and contribute
to Londonís status as a world class city.

ALM London is one of nine regional
agencies core funded by MLA Ė the
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
http://www.mla.gov.uk. From April 2006
we will work more closely together as part
of the revised MLA Partnership. Our
activities will be guided by the Partnershipís
Strategic Framework, which will generate a
new shared Corporate Plan (2007-10). This
will support a more coherent and effective
Archives Development Programme across
the Partnership.

ALM Londonís archive strategy
ALM Londonís archive strategy has been
written after extensive consultation with the
London archive domain, key external
stakeholders and a review of literature and
research. It updates the London Archives
Regional Councilís strategy of 2001 [Out of
the Past, Into the Future] and provides a
regional response to the report of the
Archives Task Force, MLAís Archives
Development Programme and to The
National Archivesí emerging strategy for
business archives.

The strategy is grouped under five main
areas of activity:
- collections & creativity
- economy & regeneration
- learning & skills
- communities & diversity
- advocacy and evidence.

Four key priorities emerge across these
areas of activity.

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MLA Archives


Isobel Siddons


ISBN No Ė 0-9550930-3-1

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Archives Development Programme