Our activity

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Economic Impact Methodologies

  • With public spending cuts topping every national agenda, the need for museums, libraries and archives to demonstrate their contribution to the UK economy has never been greater. ALMA-UK partners have pooled resources to initiate research that will help the sector address the challenges of capturing consistent, high quality economic data.

Leadership Development

  • Working in collaboration with the UK Sector Skills Councils, ALMA-UK has assembled a cross-nation group to examine how best to support continuing leadership development in a tough economic climate.

Stories of the World and Festival 2012

  • Stories of the World is one of ten major cultural programmes at the heart of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralymic Games. ALMA-UK members are working together to ensure that this and other 2012 initiatives achieve true UK inclusion and reach.

European Commission and Digital Programmes

  • Read the UK’s 2010 biennial report to the EC Information Society for an overview of national achievements in digitisation and online access across the home nations.

Performing Rights Societies (PRS) and Collecting Societies

  • Find out how ALMA-UK is helping to guide the sector through the legal complexities associated with artist copyright and intellectual property rights.

Information and Computer Technology in Libraries (ICTL) Diploma

  • Discover how ALMA-UK partners have worked in unison to roll out a successful ICT qualification to help the UK’s library workforce meet the needs of our digital age.