Guidelines that may be of use to ARA Ireland members:


Irish guidelines for archival description

Irish guidelines for indexing archives

Digital Repository of Ireland

The DRI have an extensive array of resources which may be of interest, including

DRP Publications

Training and Education

Research Data Management

DRI User Guides


BS EN 16893:2018

Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Specifications for location, construction and modification of buildings or rooms intended for the storage or use of heritage collections (link to purchase)


BS 4971:2017

Conservation and care of archive and library collections (link to purchase)


ISO 15489-1:2016

Information and documentation — Records management — Part 1: Concepts and principles (link to purchase)


ISO/TR 15489-2:2001

Information and documentation — Records management — Part 2: Guidelines (link to purchase)


ARA UK and Ireland Resources

The updated website for ARA UK and Ireland includes a resource page with a vast array of guidlines under the following headings:

Sector Surveys and Reports

Diversity and Inclusion Resources


Best Practice Guidelines and Toolkits

Resilience Indicator


Association Essentials

Directories Tools and Links