Author Archives: Amanda Hill

I thought she’d left…

My last job for the Archives Hub has been to attend the conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists here in Kingston, Ontario (I know, it

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Sharing made simple

Tomorrow Jane and I will be taking part in a course for archivists who want to find out more using technology to interact with users and colleagues in new ways. Jane has organised the event with Brian Kelly, who works … Continue reading

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Mass Observation Archive in the news

Following on from Victoria Wood’s success at the Bafta awards for writing and starring in the drama Housewife, 49, the BBC have published an article on Mass Observation, including mention of the archive at the University of Sussex.

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Job vacancy at Archives Hub

A new job opportunity has just been advertised on the University of Manchester’s website. This senior management role will have particular responsibility for the strategic management of the Copac and Archives Hub services. The closing date for applications is 5th … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by your cataloguing backlog?

The ‘Lone Arrangers‘ blog alerted me to this excellent PowerPoint presentation by Mark Greene and Dennis Meissner (on the Twin Cities Archives Round Table blog) about cutting down the time it takes to provide access to modern archival collections. It … Continue reading

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Advocacy alert – archive service at risk

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists has organised a great campaign in support of the City of Regina Archives, currently under threat of extreme budget cuts as it has been identified as a “discretionary item that is not a … Continue reading

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Archives Gateways

In yesterday’s keynote at the International Standards for Digital Archives conference Bill Stockting took a retrospective look at the development and methodolgy of the A2A programme led by The National Archives (TNA) in the UK. A2A (Access to Archives)

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Neuer Post

Blogger knows I’m in Germany – the interface is all in German. Neat. And just a teeny bit creepy. I’m here with Jane at the International Standards for Digital Archives conference. Lots of presentations about EAD, EAC, METS and related … Continue reading

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Researchers’ Use of Academic Libraries

A new report has been published by the Research Information Network (RIN) and the Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL): Researchers’ Use of Academic Libraries and their Services [pdf format]. This is based on information gathered from more than 2,000 UK … Continue reading

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Undergraduate experience of university libraries

A post by Brian Mathews (a librarian at the Georgia Institute of Technology) on his Ubiquitous Librarian blog compares undergraduate levels of library usage and satisfaction in UK and US universities. He looked at information from SCONUL and compared it … Continue reading

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