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Tasglann nan Eilean Siar: 7 May 2011


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An overview of the projects aims and objectives, progress to date, training on offer and the potential to work in partnership with the wider heritage sector of the Western Isles

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Tasglann nan Eilean Siar: 7 May 2011

  1. 1. Tasglann nan Eilean Siar 7 May 2011
  2. 2. What are archive collections? <ul><li>Original & unique </li></ul><ul><li>Records created by an individual, organisation or body created in the course of their business </li></ul><ul><li>Kept for a purpose other than that which they were created for </li></ul><ul><li>Formats: Documents, volumes, photographs, audio & film, digital </li></ul><ul><li>One of the raw material of historical research </li></ul><ul><li>Archives can be bias </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims <ul><li>Map archive collections held </li></ul><ul><ul><li>across the Western Isles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>held elsewhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disseminate this information </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit and provide access </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In doing this: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and champion the Comainn Eachdraidh and wider heritage sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage preservation of records by private custodians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide training and support in a constructive, useful manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in partnership with other heritage bodies </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mapping <ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Community groups / enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas </li></ul>
  6. 6. Voluntary-led Heritage Sector <ul><li>Assist with archive collections </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate and champion these collections </li></ul><ul><li>Identify funding pots </li></ul><ul><li>Work in partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education packs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibitions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special projects? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Training on offer <ul><li>Cataloguing and arrangement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using own collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A useful output </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered in a manner that suits you and your systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oral History </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing / promotion / digitisation </li></ul><ul><li>Specific requests </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project Website <ul><li>Bilingual website </li></ul><ul><li>Direct potential users to archives through providing summary data </li></ul><ul><li>Champions archives in their locations </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tasters of whats held e.g. selected digitised images, documents and media </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate project outputs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Coming months <ul><li>Greater presence from Barra to Berneray </li></ul><ul><li>Education packs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of local sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differences across the Islands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>
  10. 10. Contacts <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>01851 822 750 </li></ul>