The Third Official Approval of Teams of Our Lady by the Church

For those who don't already know, I am solely responsible for the creation of the Teams of Our Lady Transatlantic Super-Regional Archive, a digital archive, comprised of documents and images collated over the last 20+ years. (For information about Teams of Our Lady, please visit either the GB website, or the Transatlantic Super-Regional website). The … Continue reading The Third Official Approval of Teams of Our Lady by the Church

Implementing Skills Learned on my MA: Writing an Action Plan

So I've been in my new role as the Assistant Archivist for a business archive for six weeks now. It's challenging, it's interesting, and I am learning so much in the process. If you're a regular visitor to Learning About Archives, you might remember my post The Second Graded Piece of Coursework, where I talked … Continue reading Implementing Skills Learned on my MA: Writing an Action Plan

Manage Your Collections – Contributing to Discovery

The National Archives – guerrilla cataloguing days and contributing to Discovery.

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The National Archives are currently working to enable any archive within the United Kingdom to contribute catalogue descriptions to Discovery, our online catalogue, where they can be found and used by researchers globally.

To do this we have built a tool named Manage Your Collections that archives can upload their catalogues into. We work in an agile culture here, which means we adjust to evolving requirements as the project progresses, rather than sticking rigidly to preliminary scoping. This has been very useful for this project because what we originally believed we could and should develop would not have served the sector in the way we want the tool to.

Pic 1 Agile working at The National Archives

A large number of archives do not use cataloguing software or have an online catalogue. To help these archives get their catalogue descriptions online, the tool allows archives to upload Excel spreadsheets of catalogue…

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The Teams Archive Collections: Young Teams of Our Lady

The Teams Archive Collections is a new series of blog posts for 2017. This series explores the different collections held by the Archive, and sheds some light on the life of Teams. For those who don't already know, I am solely responsible for the creation of the Teams of Our Lady Transatlantic Super-Regional Archive, a … Continue reading The Teams Archive Collections: Young Teams of Our Lady

April Goals & Life Update

April is a really exciting month for me - I'm moving to London (today!), and my new Assistant Archivist role becomes full-time on Monday! My goals for this month are all about finding my feet, settling in and getting used to the area I'll be living in, organising the new professional me into my new London routine, … Continue reading April Goals & Life Update

Remembering the 25th Anniversary of the Teams of Our Lady

For those who don't already know, I am solely responsible for the creation of the Teams of Our Lady Transatlantic Super-Regional Archive, a digital archive, comprised of documents and images collated over the last 20+ years. (For information about Teams of Our Lady, please visit either the GB website, or the Transatlantic Super-Regional website). The … Continue reading Remembering the 25th Anniversary of the Teams of Our Lady