Manufacturing Pasts - 16th June 2012


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  • Duration – Nov 2011 to Jan 2012Partnership specifically between UoL Library, Centre for Urban History & local records office
  • The ecology of the industrial city or town, showing how for much of the twentieth century the urban landscape and social life was centered on factory-based communitiesThe organization of the factory, showing how work processes were divided up, the provision of social or recreational facilities and the gendered division of workDe-industrialization, depicting the gradual hollowing out of the urban landscape as firms went bankrupt and the consequent effects in the form of poverty and derelictionConservation and urban regeneration, exploring campaigns to conserve aspects of the urban past, the legal process of listing, and the re-use of factories for other economic purposes.
  • Materials held in either Spec Coll or at LROAudiences – currently limited to students & local historians. Expand to worldwide lecturers, students, plus local community and conservation bodies Strategy – showing what resources we holdProfile– locally, nationally & (hopefully) internationally
  • Ran from Jun 2010 to Mar 2011Partnerships: EMOHA, Media Archive for Central England, Leics Industrial History Society, Rothley Heritage TrustResource examples:Oral history recordingsGhost signsPolitical memorabilia (Gorrie)Trade directoriesVanished LeicesterInformation – some our resources, some provided by public
  • First two themes:Conservation & RegenerationSocial Life of the Factory
  • Corah 06 pp. 53Socks and stockings
  • Manufacturing Pasts - 16th June 2012

    1. 1. Manufacturing Pasts: learning about industrial change in twentieth century Britain JS_Byford_01 Tania Rowlett - Project Manager Terese Bird – Learning Technologist
    2. 2. Manufacturing Pasts – what?• JISC funded project• Partnership between, University of Leicester and Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Record Office• Digitise archival material – Joan Skinner archive• Create Open Educational Resources (OERs)• Release all content under open licence
    3. 3. Manufacturing Pasts – what?• Four themes: – Social Life of the Factory – Conservation and Regeneration – Deindustrialisation – Ecology of the Industrial Town or City• Dr Rebecca Madgin
    4. 4. JS_Corah_06Manufacturing Pasts – why?• Opening up hard to reach materials• Reaching new audiences• Encouragement and facilitation of research on Leicestershire history• Enhancing University profile• Further publicity for MyLeicestershire History
    5. 5. MyLeicestershire History• Previous JISC funded project Ghost sign for Parkinsons Pills on the corner of Lorne Road and Avenue Road Extension .• Local partnerships• Diverse collection of information relating to local history• Community engagement• Manufacturing Pasts is an additional collection
    6. 6. Manufacturing Pasts – current status• Almost halfway through• Digitised resources becoming available via MyLeicestershire for first two themes – Photographs, maps, company publications, letters, newspaper & journal articles, architectural plans• Digitisation underway for selected material for latter two themes, focus on Frog Island & West End RO_L1_1_L.JPG
    7. 7. Manufacturing Pasts – current status• Open Educational Resources (OERs) – Teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use – Produced in collaboration with academic staff – Available in a variety of formats – Focus on Corah and Liberty factories – Available via MyLeicestershire site RO_L1_1_R.JPG
    8. 8. Manufacturing Pasts – Future aims• Add digitised materials for latter two themes to MyLeicestershire• Develop further OERs (approx 20)• Add resources to Jorum repository• Evaluate resources JS_BYFORD_01 JS_BYFORD_03
    9. 9. Manufacturing Pasts on MyLeicestershire History• Corah factory – Social Life of the Factory JS_Corah_06 – Hosiery, gloves, jersey wear – Watling Street/St John Street – 1954 map – Corah factory with extension dates – Corah OER JS_Corah_07
    10. 10. Manufacturing Pasts on MyLeicestershire History JS_LIBERTY_04• Liberty factory – Conservation & Regeneration• Boot & shoe manufacturers• Eastern Boulevard and Walnut Street• Liberty in its prime• Liberty OER JS_LIBERTY_04
    11. 11. Manufacturing Pasts on MyLeicestershire History Demonstration
    12. 12. Manufacturing Pasts on MyLeicestershire History Type in OR Google MyLeicestershire History
    13. 13. A historical record of N. Corah & Sons Ltd. / by C.W. Webb (1949)Website: #manufacturingpastsE-mail: 0116 229 7434All images are used under an England and Wales Creative Commons, Attribution, Non-Commercial licence, apart from Fox(clipart licence terms), all logos and the Parkinson Pills image.