Posts by LucM1

Empire through the Lens – exhibition in Bristol

An exhibition has opened at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery displaying a selection of photographs and film relating to the British Empire and Commonwealth. The items come from the vast collection of images held at Bristol Archives and the selection has been made by 27 individuals, including artists, historians and relatives of the photographers, to showcase different aspects of the collection. The exhibition runs until 31 August 2018 and further information can be seen at



(UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa)


The 2017 AGM will be held at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, at 1.30p.m. on Monday 11th September 2017 during the annual conference, ”Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?’.


1. Approval of the Minutes of the 54th AGM (posted on our website )

2. Report of the Chair 2016/2017 (Lucy McCann).

3. Financial Statement and approval of audited accounts (Alison Metcalfe).

Appointment of auditor

4. Appointment of Officers and Committee.

The following nominations have been received:


Chair – Lucy McCann, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Secretary – Sarah Rhodes, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Treasurer – Alison Metcalfe, National Library of Scotland

Editor – Terry Barringer (individual member)

Web manager – Jenni Skinner (African Studies Library, Cambridge)

Programme secretary – Dan Gilfoyle, The National Archives

Development officer – [vacant]



Laurence Byrne, Senate House Library (elected 2016)

Pat Hewitt, Robert Sainsbury Library, University of East Anglia (elected 2016)

Barbara Spina (individual member) (elected 2015)

Nicky Sugar (Bristol Record Office)



Marion Wallace, The British Library

Dawn Wright, SOAS Library


ASAUK reps: Stephanie Kitchen, International African Institute, and Toby Green, King’s College London.

5. Nomination of Peter Limb as an honorary member of SCOLMA

6. Any other business


Secretary:  Sarah Rhodes, Email

Bookings open for SCOLMA’s ‘Document to Digital’ conference

Bookings are now being taken for SCOLMA’s annual conference which will take place at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh on Monday 11th September 2017. The theme is ‘Document to Digital: how does digitisation aid African research?’ and speakers from Africa, Europe, the USA and the UK will consider projects which have digitised archives, photographs, grey literature and rare publications and how they have been used for academic research and wider accessibility. The keynote speaker is Jody Butterworth from the Endangered Archives Programme which, working with local partners, provides grants for the digitisation of archives which are at risk around the world.


The conference programme and registration form can be found at .