Learning Zone Home

Learning Zone
London Metropolitan Archives
Theatreland Look at London schooLMAte Archive Work Data Online Learning Zone Home
Careers Focus: What jobs can you do?
Quiz Careers Notes
Laurence: Principal Archivist - Records Management and Automation


Principal Archivist - Records Management and Automation

'When I began training as an Archivist, I expected to spend a lot of time cataloguing documents in dark and dusty rooms. Since qualification, I have specialised in automation and records management and have barely had chance to catalogue anything!'

Problem Solving, Inspiring, Technology, Archivist, Persevering

Laurence has been working at the London Metropolitan Archives for seven years. While he is a qualified archivist, his work involves creating and maintaining records management systems for the Corporation of London, overseeing the development of computer systems and applications and managing the production of documents for the public at LMA.

In depth interview