Category Archives: dissemination

WikiLinks

WikiLinks – Guest Blog by Andy Young Between March and June 2014 I conducted a piece of social media-oriented research on behalf of the Archives Hub, the primary purpose of which was to measure the impact of adding links from … Continue reading

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Supporting Historians: responding to changing research practices

This post picks out some highlights from a report from Ithaka S+R, “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians” by Roger C Schonfeld and Jennifer Rutner (December 2012). It concentrates on findings that are of particular relevance for archivists and … Continue reading

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The modern archivist: working with people and technology

I’ve recently read Kate Theimer’s very excellent post on Honest Tips for Wannabe Archivists Out There. This is something that I’ve thought about quite a bit, as I work as the manager of an online service for Archives and I … Continue reading

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HubbuB: November 2011

I don’t think we made much of a fuss about reaching 200 contributors, but we’re really pleased to say that we’re now into the 200’s and new contributors are coming on board regularly, which makes the Hub even more useful … Continue reading

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Features

© National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield The Archives Hub has been writing/having collections of the month or features since 2001. In that time we’ve had a large variety of features on everything from ornithology to poetry to the Miners’ … Continue reading

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Locah Linking Lives: an introduction

We are very pleased to announce that the Archives Hub will be working on a new Linked Data project over the next 11 months, following on from our first phase of Locah, and called Linking Lives. We’d like to introduce … Continue reading

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HubbuB: August 2011

We are out and About in August. Jane and Joy will be going to the Society of American Archivists’ Conference this year, speaking as part of a panel session. We will be talking about Discovery, the Archives Hub and Linked … Continue reading

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A Web of Possibilities

“Will you browse around my website”, said the spider to the fly, ‘Tis the most attractive website that you ever did spy” All of us want to provide attractive websites for our users. Of course, we’d like to think its … Continue reading

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The long tail of archives

For many of us, the importance of measuring use and impact are coming more to the fore. Funders are often keen for indications of the ‘value’ of archives and typically look for charts and graphs that can provide some kind … Continue reading

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New Horizons

The Horizon Report is an excellent way to get a sense of emerging and developing technologies, and it is worth thinking about what they might mean for archives. In this post I concentrate on the key trends that are featured … Continue reading

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