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Archive and library trainees visit presentation


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Overview of Special Collections aimed at people interested in a career in special collections librarianship and/or archives

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Archive and library trainees visit presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to Brunel University This afternoon: o Brunel University Special Collections (Katie Flanagan) o Brunel University Archives (Mandy Mordue and Phaedra Casey) o Hillingdon Archives and Local Studies (Paul Davidson) o Visit to Special Collections reading room o Visit to University Archives
  2. 2. Brunel University Special Collections
  3. 3. Brunel University London In the beginning…
  4. 4. Policies and procedures  Reading room code of conduct  Permission for self-service photography  Donation agreement form  Collection Development Policy (RLUK ‘unique and distinctive collections’)
  5. 5. Collection Development Policy Heritage clusters Legacy collections Transport history Rare books and periodicals Working class autobiography Isambard Kingdom Brunel Poetry and dialect Equality and advocacy Unique and Distinctive collections
  6. 6. Brunel University London Collection management  Creating a list of collections held  Implementing preservation measures – environmental monitoring, pest monitoring, repackaging material  Sorting and filing any existing collection agreements/paperwork  Assessing size and condition of collections  Creating preservation priority spreadsheet  Creating cataloguing priority spreadsheet  Weeding unsuitable collections  Negotiating agreements
  7. 7. Brunel University London Cataloguing  Using international standards: AACR2 and DCRM(B) for books, ISAD(G) for archives  Making records discoverable – nearly 20,000 book records appear in COPAC (National Bibliographic Knowledgebase), archive records are on ArchivesHub  Books are catalogued on our library catalogue, SirsiDynix Symphony, and appear in single search results on Summon. Archival material is catalogued onto ArchivesHub (microsite) and appears on Discovery 06 August 2018 7
  8. 8. Brunel University London Outreach and promotion  First steps – blog, Twitter, Instagram  Liaison with academics via ALLs – raise awareness  Increased teaching using Special Collections (creative writing, English, History, Sports and Health Science students – now looking at engineering and CHLS)  Reposition Special Collections at centre of library  Banners and events list  External events 06 August 2018 8
  9. 9. Brunel University London Find out more Special Collections: Twitter: @BrunelSpecColl Blog: Instagram: BrunelSpecColl Katie Flanagan Twitter: @KatieDFlanagan Career path so far: 3/thing-20-library-roots-and-routes.html 06 August 2018 9