This week I wanted to share the journey of one of our archive cataloguing projects and how we made a 78 box collection accessible to the public for the first time. Our volunteers work incredibly hard and you've heard from and about them in our earlier blog posts and on social media. They dedicate their … Continue reading Ware and tear – The challenges of cataloguing a large solicitors archive
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Hello there! I am Jenny McGarvey, the latest newbie here at York Explore (when I say “newbie”, that’s not technically correct. You might recognise me from my previous blog post, “Getting to Grips with Criminal Histories...”, posted back in March when I was a placement student here, but I am delighted to be back as … Continue reading Hello there! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…
Over the past few weeks, the Explore team has been busy at the main library preparing the archive for when we open on the 5th of January. Me, Georgie and Sarah have been getting stuck into the Community Collections by organising, cataloguing and re-boxing them so that they can be easily navigated and used by … Continue reading Our new Community Collections Pinterest board: The highlights so far…
January 5th is fast approaching and the whole team is busy preparing York Explore for opening. Right now a team of library and archive staff are hard at work stocking the shelves and preparing archive collections. Preparing the archives has been a process that Francesca, Georgie and I have been working on since August and … Continue reading The Community archive collections are coming!
I've been quiet for a while on the blog, but we've had some fantastic posts from Francesca and Georgie, keeping us all entertained! Our new archive facility at York Explore Library will open on the 5th January, but how does this affect our branch libraries? I'm pleased to announce the launch of our latest pilot … Continue reading Something new is coming to Poppleton…
Hello, I’m Georgie. I’m a Reading and Learning Advisor, usually based at York Explore Library. Since August, I’ve been seconded to our Archives & Local History department working on the Community Collections Project, alongside Sarah Tester and Francesca Taylor. Community collections consist of non-civic records belonging to individuals, families, businesses and community groups. I was … Continue reading Where Do You Think You Are? A Community Collections Tour of York Part 1
Hello, I’m Georgie. This is my third week of a three month secondment to the York: Gateway to History Project as a Community Collections Assistant. I’ll be working alongside Francesca and Sarah to research and catalogue our community collections archives and explore how these can be used in future projects to engage local communities with … Continue reading A Library Girl in the Archives
Today marks the start of our exciting new volunteer project to transfer the contents of our local history card index onto the library catalogue. The card index was created between the 1960s and 2008 and contains details of all the books, pamphlets and journal articles in the local history collection – and a lot more … Continue reading A new opportunity: transforming the card catalogue
Today is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, and with this in mind I wanted to share with you a new project we’re running as part of the Gateway to History project. You may have seen on the news today that there are a lot of anniversary ceremonies and services taking place out in Normandy. Veterans … Continue reading Creating a legacy for York’s Veterans
I’ve been very busy over the past month, so here’s a breakdown in numbers of what we’ve got so far: I’ve recorded and categorised 577 community groups across York; Identified 129 community collections to which authority files and collection level descriptions need to be created; There are a total of 54 community groups represented by … Continue reading There’s a lot going on and we’re going to be part of it!