Category Archives: archives hub

The Website for the New Archives Hub

The back end of a new system usually involves a huge amount of work and this was very much the case for the Archives Hub, where we changed our whole workflow and approach to data processing (see The Building Blocks … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks of the New Archives Hub

This is the first post outlining what the Archives Hub team have been up to over the past 18 months in creating a new system. We have worked with Knowledge Integration (K-Int) to create a new back end, using their … Continue reading

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12 days of Christmas – Archives Style! (2016 remix)

Archives Hub feature for December 2016 There are several versions of the traditional folk melody The Twelve Days of Christmas. This feature is based on the 1909 publication by English composer Frederic Austin. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design: Interface Design Principles

For our AHRC project, ‘Exploring British Design‘ one of the questions we asked is: How might a website co-designed by researchers, rather than a top-down collection-defined approach to archive content, enhance engagement with and understanding of British design? The workshops … Continue reading

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Europeana Tech 2015: focus on the journey

Last week I attended a very full and lively Europeana Tech conference. Here are some of the main initiatives and ideas I have taken away with me: Think in terms of improvement, not perfection Do the best you can with … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design: Research Paths II

We recently ran a second workshop as part of our Exploring British Design project. The workshops aim  to understand more about  approaches to research, and researchers’ understanding and use of archives. The second workshop was run largely on the same … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Christmas – archives style!

Archives Hub feature for December 2014 There are several versions of the traditional folk melody The Twelve Days of Christmas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Days_of_Christmas_%28song%29). This feature is based on the 1909 publication by English composer Frederic Austin. On the twelfth day of Christmas, … Continue reading

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James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth – pioneering educational reformer

Archives Hub feature for November 2014 Funded by a grant from the John Rylands Research Institute, we have recently catalogued the papers of celebrated Victorian educationist Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth (1804-1877), opening up the rich content of this archive to … Continue reading

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Big Data, Small Data and Meaning

The BL Labs is an initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation that invites researchers and developers to work with the BL and their digital data to address research questions.  The Symposium 2014 showcased some of the work funded by the … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design: Research Paths

Introduction As part of our Exploring British Design project we are organising workshops for researchers, aiming to understand more about their approaches to research, and their understanding and use of archives. Our intention is to create an interface that reflects … Continue reading

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