- Case studies
- Audience development
- Collections development and care
- Archives and Records Council Wales and Swansea University
- The Ballast Trust
- Devon Heritage Services
- Dorset History Centre: Archiving the arts
- Gloucestershire Archives
- Hudd Music Hall Archive
- The National Archives: Military Tribunal Papers
- Norfolk Record Office
- Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
- Surrey History Centre
- Unilever Records Management Service
- West Yorkshire Archive Service
- Digital preservation
- Online access
- Sustainable services
- Workforce development
- Key sector statistics
- Research reports
- Conference resources
Collections development and care
Find case studies below on collections management and development and care of archival collections.
Cataloguing collections and engaging communities
The project was set up to investigate, catalogue and make accessible the Music Hall archives collected over a period of 50 years by writer, actor and comedian Roy Hudd.
This project aimed to make more accessible papers from the First World War Military Service Tribunals by digitising the records and making them searchable by name through Discovery, the online catalogue. Volunteers helped prepare the papers for conservation work and eventual scanning.
This ongoing project, funded by a Heritage Lottery Funded grant aimed to gather, preserve and share the heritage of Gloucester's engineering firm 'Fielding and Platt.' Developing new partnerships with local groups and commercial organisations was a key element to delivering this project.
This project resulted in a specific archive accession which represented the lives of the LGBT community in Plymouth through the collection of oral histories, papers, photographs and memorabilia.
Using technical tools
The Ballast Trust: Creating electronic finding aids using the Archivists' Toolkit
Find our how the Ballast Trust used the 'Archivists' Toolkit', an open source archival data management system to create electronic finding aids that can be uploaded into online catalogues.
This case study illustrates how engaging more closely with staff within the organisation can result in a greater transfer of records to the service.
This case study shows how balancing different interests by using a variety of communication methods was essential to the successful delivery of this project.
Find out how West Yorkshire Archive Service manages its collections work across a multi-site service.
Find out how this archive service undertakes collections management, including collecting, appraisal and cataloguing.