Author Archives: Bethan Ruddock

Themed Collections: widening the scope of the Hub

A project we’ve been working quietly on over the past few months is adding Themed Collections to the Archives Hub. Themed Collections are collections of digital or digitised archive material that don’t fit the model of a traditional archive collection, … Continue reading

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Long Live the Art School!

Archives Hub Feature for August/September 2013 In 1913 the Surrey History Centre celebrated the history of tertiary art education in Surrey, from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s with an exhibition and series of events.         … Continue reading

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Interoperability, data sharing and standards

I recently spoke at the CILIP MmIT group conference, where I inflicted EAD on a group of unsuspecting librarians. Not just EAD, but MARC and MODS XML and even some Linked Data. They may have said it was a bit … Continue reading

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Season’s greeting and Christmas closure

The Archives Hub team wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! The Archives Hub office will close on 21st December and will reopen on the 2nd January. The Archives Hub service will be available over Christmas … Continue reading

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The Hub out and about – presenting, training, and pubbing

The Hub team like to get out and about to present, teach, and chat about archives and information. It can get a bit lonely being a purely online service, with our users and contributors at the other end of an … Continue reading

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Excel template

Update May 2015: Please Note we need to make some changes to the Excel template and we are not currently working with Excel data. We hope to be able to offer this service in the future. As part of Project … Continue reading

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Making ‘Headway’

One of our key aims at the Hub is to increase the range of archives who can contribute. Not just because we like having lots of contributors (we do!), but because we want to help open up hidden archive collections, and help … Continue reading

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UKAD Forum

Weds 2nd March was the inaugural event of the UK Archives Discovery Network – better known as UKAD.  Held at the National Archives, the UKAD Forum was a chance for archive practitioners to get together, share ideas, and hear about … Continue reading

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Voices for the Library

Voices for the Library is a place for anyone who loves and values libraries to share their experiences and stories about what libraries mean to them.  Also known as VftL, or simply ‘Voices’, the campaign was set up in September … Continue reading

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Is the reading room an echo chamber?

I attended the CILIP Yorkshire and Humberside branch & CDG members day at Leeds Met last week.  It was a great day overall, but one of the highlights – and one of the main reasons I’d wanted to attend – … Continue reading

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