The Scottish Library Association (SLA) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS) Archive. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Acc.13656/1-129

Dates

  • 1912-2006. (Creation)

Extents

  • 4.75 linear metres (Whole)
    38 FB5 boxes + 2 boxes of 35mm slides

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The archive contains the minutes, correspondence, committee papers, working group papers and reports produced by the Scottish Library Association (SLA) from 1912-2005, before it became the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS) in 2005. Also included are photographs from various SLA conferences, video cassette tapes and CD-ROMs produced by the AV Scot Archive which is the Scottish branch of the Library Association Audio Visual Group.

    The archive contains a small collection of materials belonging to W(illiam) B Paton, former President of the SLA, and a number of Dissertations and Theses which were held by the SLA. The archive also contains a small selection of correspondence with the Library Association as well as minutes from several Library Association committees.

  • Appraisal

    Printed copies of the Journal of the SLA originally came with the archive, but were rejected as NLS already had copies.

  • Arrangement

    The Accession originally came with materials from the Library and Information Services Council Scotland (LISCS) and the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). These materials were removed to become Acc.13657.

    The earlier SLA minutes are in bound volumes with later years placed into folders, this order has been maintained by adding the materials from their original folders into manuscripts folders. The working group papers and reports have been arranged chronologically, but in instances where there is the same start date, the group with the shortest duration appears first. The original working group papers were in designated folders and this order has been maintained in their transfer to manuscript folders. The photographs were originally put into a single box, most often loose and without any identifying marks. Loose photographs have been gathered into manuscripts folders while those photographs which were originally in their protective packets have been placed directly into archive boxes to maintain their original order. The W.B. Paton archive has been added to the end of the SLA archive, along with the dissertations and theses held by the SLA.

    A small number of papers held by the SLA but not part of their minutes, correspondence, committee papers, working group papers and reports, have been added to the SLA miscellaneous papers section at the end of the archive.

    The archive is arranged as follows:

    1-13 SLA Minutes

    14-15 SLA Branch Members` Minutes

    16 SLA Correspondence

    17-20 SLA Working Groups, Papers, and Reports

    21-22 SLA Committee Papers

    23-24 SLA Pamphlets and conference booking forms

    25-30 SLA Photographs

    31 SLA Multimedia

    32-33 W.B. Paton Archive

    34 Dissertations and Theses held by the SLA

    35-38 SLA Miscellaneous Papers

  • Separated Materials

    Materials relating to LISCS and SLIC were separated and now form Acc.13657.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented by Amina Shah, CEO of the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).Acc.13656

  • Custodial History

    The original donation comprised both the SLA/CILIPS Archive and the Library and Information Services Council Scotland (LISCS) / Scottish Library and Information Coucil (SLIC) Archive which is now Acc.13657.

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