Category Archives: archives hub

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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Exploring British Design: New Routes through Content

At the moment, the Archives Hub takes a largely traditional approach to the navigation and display of archive collections. The approach is predicated on hundreds of years of archival theory, expanded upon in numerous books, articles, conferences and standards. It … Continue reading

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Engineering and innovation during the First World War

Archives Hub feature for October 2014 The centenary of the First World War is rightly being commemorated by a wide range of people and organisations. At the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, we have been investigating how the war sparked a … Continue reading

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WikiLinks

WikiLinks – Guest Blog by Andy Young Between March and June 2014 I conducted a piece of social media-oriented research on behalf of the Archives Hub, the primary purpose of which was to measure the impact of adding links from … Continue reading

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Kettle’s Yard Archive

Archives Hub feature for September 2014 Kettle’s Yard – A Way of Life Kettle’s Yard is a unique and special place.  It is so much more than a house, a museum or a gallery, and it invariably leaves a lasting … Continue reading

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Micro sites: local interfaces for Archives Hub contributors

Background Back in 2008 the Archives Hub embarked upon a project to become distributed; the aim was to give control of their data to the individual contributors. Every contributor could host their own data by installing and running a ‘mini … Continue reading

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Swords into Ploughshares

Archives Hub feature for August 2014 The Swords into Ploughshares project encompasses the cataloguing of two peace organisations’ archives, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Fellowship of Reconciliation: London Union (FOR). Both organisations were formed … Continue reading

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The Anti-Apartheid Movement

Archives Hub feature for July 2014 The Anti-Apartheid Movement – Archives held at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford For over three decades the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) campaigned for a boycott of apartheid South Africa and support for all those … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design: An Introduction

We are very pleased to announce that the Archives Hub has joined forces with The University of Brighton Design Archives for an exciting new project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, ‘Exploring British Design’. The project is funded … Continue reading

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A Spring in Your Step

Archives Hub feature for May 2014 The Archives Hub contains a range of material linked with dance – dancers, choreographers and teachers, schools and companies, ballet, contemporary and other styles of dance. This feature highlights some of these collections. Dancers … Continue reading

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