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Archive Action

Follow three everyday stories of archive work. You can also visit three different rooms to find out what happens there.

Journey of a Book
Journey of a Book

When items are deposited in an archive it involves a lot of work. Items have to be appraised, catalogued and packaged. This process converts a confused mass of papers to a valuable and accessible research collection.

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Making an Enquiry
Making an Enquiry

In the Public Rooms you will find the lists, paper and electronic, which are the tools for users to carry out their work. Archive staff working in the public rooms have to understand the systems and be able to help users.

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Research
Research

Archives sometimes conduct research projects. The main aim of projects is to open up information held in archives to more and more users. Research outcomes are made accessible in different ways, such as exhibitions and websites.

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