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Keeping up with the Archivists at the Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, the Richard Burton Archives temporarily closed its doors to the public on 19th March, and since then all staff have been working from home. The last month has been a bit of a blur of frantic messages to IT, getting to grips with remote working, and an increase in snacking. … Continue reading Keeping up with the Archivists at the Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University

Anglesey Archives and Digital Obsolescence

As part of it ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the many challenges of digital preservation, Anglesey Archives has created a mini "Chamber of Horrors" to illustrate how quickly new technologies are created and cast aside. Taking its cue from Cornell University Library’s digital preservation tutorial https://dpworkshop.org/dpm-eng/oldmedia/chamber.html  the digital items  on display remind us that … Continue reading Anglesey Archives and Digital Obsolescence

From Visitor to Volunteer at Flintshire Record Office

Colin Sheady is one of our Archives Ambassadors for Wales 2019. In this article Colin explains how he first became interested in archives, and how this led to a volunteering role at Flintshire Record Office. My introduction to Flintshire Record Office came about a few years ago, almost by accident. The history of the local … Continue reading From Visitor to Volunteer at Flintshire Record Office

“Ail-gylchu’r Gorffennol” – a plastic waste project at Anglesey Archives

Archives across Wales have been getting ready to celebrate their services and collections for the Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 23rd and 30th November. The weeklong campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and people that are at the heart of Welsh communities. As part of the celebrations, Anglesey … Continue reading “Ail-gylchu’r Gorffennol” – a plastic waste project at Anglesey Archives

Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasures – are you ready to explore?

Explore Your Archive week to be launched by special Archive Ambassadors Archives across Wales are getting ready to celebrate and showcase their services and collections for Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 23 November and 1 December. The week long campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and people that … Continue reading Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasures – are you ready to explore?

Pupils’ work celebrates diversity and inclusion

Primary school pupils have worked on a special art project to celebrate diversity and inclusion on Anglesey. Children from Ysgol Gynradd Amlwch joined Anglesey Archives, Oriel Môn and prominent North Wales artist, Jwls Williams, to trace the lives of two prominent Jewish families. Both the Pollecoff and Stein families emigrated from Russia to Anglesey during … Continue reading Pupils’ work celebrates diversity and inclusion