Digital access and engagement

Find case studies on how collections have been made more accessible by putting records online.

Bank of England

The Bank of England undertook work to make its existing electronic archive catalogue available online for the first time to meet user demand for increased accessibility.

Baring Archive

The approach The Baring Archive contains material amassed by Baring Brothers over nearly three centuries of trading as a merchant bank.

British Postal Museum and Archive

The British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) aims to 'connect people through the evolving story of communications past and present'.

Cornwall Record Office

Cataloguing the estate archive of the Robartes family of Lanhydrock Cornwall Record Office (CRO) was awarded a grant under the National Cataloguing Grants Programme which enabled the record office to catalogue, clean and package the estate archive of the Robartes family of Lanhydrock.

Dorset History Centre

The approach The work undertaken at the Dorset History Centre (DHC) towards developing a digital strategy and gaining buy-in from senior decision-makers has been multi-faceted, including consultation on digital content, digital preservation and the development of a document that collates the various strands of digital work into a coherent strategy.

Irish Traditional Music Archive

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) in Dublin - Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann - is a registered charity established as 'a national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland'.

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive of G King and Sons Ltd (Lead Glaziers, 1927-2003), Norfolk Record Office Summary of the project The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) was awarded a National Cataloguing grant in 2008 to catalogue the archive of G King and Sons Ltd, lead glaziers of Norwich, 1927-2003.

Peterborough Archives Service

The project aims to extend community engagement and partnership delivery through an ambitious and exciting three year programme of theatre, oral history and archive work to explore, archive and creatively interpret 40 years of Peterborough history, from 1968 to 2008.

The Mills Archive

An online catalogue facing technological obsolescence, and the need to open collections to a wider audience through the internet, led the Mills Archive to adopt AtoM open source archival description software as the basis for their online catalogue.

The Theatres Trust

A summer archive project: cataloguing and repackaging the Theatres Trust's collection of 20th century architectural plans of theatres Summary The Theatres Trust employed five interns to catalogue and repackage the Trust's  collection of 20th century architectural plans of theatres over a three week period during July and August 2015.

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

The approach This digital access and engagement project was linked to and inspired by the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.

University of Huddersfield Archives

Tackling the Rugby Football League Archive: a cataloguing project at the University of Huddersfield Archives Summary The Rugby League Archive provides a comprehensive history of the Rugby League from 1895 when the sport was established in Huddersfield to its present-day role as an international sport.

Manchester Metropolitan University

The Lapsed Clubber Audio Map project gave members of the Greater Manchester rave community between 1985 and 1995 the chance to archive their memories in spoken and written word.