Collection MS 337 - Publishing Scotland

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MS 337


Publishing Scotland


  • c 1980-2006 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

17 boxes

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Administrative history

Publishing Scotland is a not-for-profit company established to provide representation for publishers across Scotland and to help further develop the publishing sector it describes itself as 'the network for tade, training and development'. It is a registered charity and was originally established in 1973 by ten Scottish publishers, as the Scottish Publishers Association and formally launched in 1974. Its founding aim was to collaborate for marketing, information and attending book fairs at a time when the Scottish publishing industry was in serious decline. The body was initially chaired by Robin Lorimer. It adopted its present name in April 2007. The organisation is based in Edinburgh and continues its original remit along as dealing with new challenges facing publishers such as digitisation issues.

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Material held by Publishing Scotland

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Scope and content

Marketing material, board meeting papers, annual reports, purchase ledgers, promotional catalogues, brochures and miscellaneous publishing papers/journals



System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are predominantly on paper but also include CD ROMS

Finding aids

A full box list is available as a Word document in MS but loose items in compact shelving not listed.

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Description identifier

MS 337

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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