New website for Special Collections catalogues
Special Collections is delighted to announce that we have moved to a new cataloguing system with a dedicated new website! The system, Epexio by Metadatis, will give us more behind-the-scenes functionality that will enable us to improve the catalogues we present to you, the researcher.
We’re still tidying up some of the data so you might notice the odd broken link but we’ll have it straightened up in no time.
You may notice that some entries are very brief and described as ‘stubs’. Like many archives we are behind with our cataloguing – it’s a meticulous process that takes more time than we have! However, we decided to go ahead and make very brief entries for ALL of our holdings. That way researchers can identify material of interest even if we haven’t yet catalogued it.
Go to https://specialcollections.catalogue.dmu.ac.uk/ and give the catalogues a browse!
About Katharine Short
When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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