We have been working on a new website for some time, which should be launched very soon. There will be a members’ area in the new site, where members will be able to download recent copies of TA (currently only those published over a year ago are available online) and other publications, download the latest copies if JIS, and update their details online. We hope to introduce further features over the coming months, such as copies of Council and committee meeting minutes, and payment facilities.
Members will be emailed a unique password once the new site goes live, which they can use to access this area. Most of our members have given us an email address and allow us to contact them by email, which we do occasionally with important news. The Institute hopes to use e-communication more in the future as a means of reducing costs, and environmental impact.
With this in mind all IfA members for whom we either don’t have a valid email address, or who are listed in our records as not wishing to receive email correspondence from us, have been written to, to request an email address for this purpose, and to have the opportunity to change their contact settings. We have had a good response to this, but please make sure you do respond if you have received this letter, as you may miss out on access to the members’ area of the new site if you don’t.
Please note that subscribing to JIS or Heritage Update by email does not automatically mean that you will receive email correspondence from us on other matters. The details for these bulletins are kept separately to our member records, and we do not consider a subscription to these services to be permission for us to email our members on other matters, especially if they have in the past stipulated that they do not wish to receive email correspondence from us.