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Find case studies below on how collections have been made more accessible by putting records online.
Managing digital continuity
East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service aimed to convert analogue audiovisual material to an appropriate digital file format on suitable storage media and establish processes for its long-term preservation, management and acquisition.
Developing online services
A successful application to the National Cataloguing Grants Programme enabled the archive service to undertake a year-long project to give greater access to the collection through improved cataloguing and thereby opening up the collection for research and potential use in outreach activities.
Responding to increased user demand, the Bank of England made their electronic catalogue available online.
Limited capacity for an onsite service means the British Postal Museum and Archive aims to maximise online delivery, developing an online presence aimed at both generalised and specialised audiences.
Since its establishment in 1987 the Irish Traditional Music Archive has used digital technology to manage, provide and promote its collections. It is now providing an online service to users around the world.
A grant funded project to catalogue the Archive of G King and Sons at Norfolk Record Office brought benefits to the archive service far beyond a new online catalogue, including securing further grants and the deposit of significant business records.
Led by Peterborough Archives Service and the Eastern Angles Theatre Company, the Forty Years on Project explored the development of Peterborough 1968 to 2008. The first stage of the project was planned to include the cataloguing of the records of the Peterborough Development Corporation by volunteers, and aimed to reduce the overall backlog of cataloguing records.
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.
Cornwall Record Office 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.
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. As a result of the cataloguing project staff can now answer research enquiries in more detail and plan future archive projects to increase awareness of the collections.