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Information Management

Accessing Archives: Visit to Glamorgan Record Office

2 hours

The aim of this event is to give researchers practical experience in using archive material, and information on how to get the best out of a visit to Glamorgan Archives.

Participants will:

  • have the registration process demonstrated and its function explained;
  • have the searchroom rules explained and justified;
  • have an introduction to the types of documents held at Glamorgan Archives;
  • use the finding aids to complete order forms for documents;
  • tour the strongrooms to see where the documents are held;
  • find out how the documents are catalogued by Archivists;
  • receive instruction from the Conservator on correct handling of documents and the use of book weights and rests;
  • discuss with staff the best way to frame an enquiry and how responses are formulated.

A tour of the Conservation Studio and its related areas will be included to demonstrate the work involved in preserving the Collection.

A map and full travel details are available on the Glamorgan Archives website but the number 1 bus leaves from Cardiff Central Bus Station twice an hour and the nearest train stations are Ninian Park and Grangetown.

24 March 2014

Glamorgan Archives, Clos Park Morgannwg, Leckwith
14:00 - 16:00

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR