Learn vital archival skills from the experts to become an archive ambassador and help preserve and make accessible your own archive.
The training day consists of four sessions: conservation, cataloguing, digitisation and oral history. You will be taught how to preserve your documents with archive standard packaging and also shown common threats that may face your archives. You will then be shown how to make your collection more accessible and easier to search by using archive cataloguing techniques. Digitisation will highlight how you can make digital copies of important documents and also cover websites and other developments in the digital world. Lastly, learn about oral history, why it is important and the practicalities of arranging and doing an interview.
*New* We have recently added a practical session where you will be able to pick one of the aforementioned topics to learn more about the subject matter and to have a go yourself.
10am-3.30pm, advance booking essential.