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Military Heritage Collections survey 2015

We recently conducted a survey of over 100 military museums and heritage collections in the UK, to build a picture of what proportion of military heritage collections have been digitised. We also wanted to explore what motivated military museums and archives that have digitised to do so, what barriers were […]

eNumerate Digitisation in Cultural Heritage Survey 2015 : Key findings

enumerate Digitisation in Cultural Heritage report 2015 takeaways

Continuing the work of its previous annual Digitisation in Cultural Heritage surveys, eNumerate has published the findings of its latest digitisation study. To save you time, we’ve summarised the key takeaway points.

Making Archival & Special Collections More Accessible report – 5 Essential takeaways

Ryan Kyle- Marketing Manager

As you know, making archives accessible to researchers and the wider public goes beyond just digitisation. Thorough cataloguing, consistent metadata schemas, and effective search tools, as well as outreach to promote the availability of collections online, are all vital in aiding resource discovery. But how accessible are our archives and […]

ARA publishes Volunteering in Archives report 2014

Ryan Kyle - Marketing Manager 2014

The Archives & Records Association (ARA) has just published it’s latest research report, Volunteering in Archives 2014. The report, produced by Caroline Williams, looks at the profile, motivations, types of work undertaken, and benefits gained, of volunteers working with archive services and record offices across the UK and Ireland. The […]