A recent training day, attended by Alison, highlighted some welcome new developments for the Archives Hub. The Hub, represented here by Hubert the Hub elephant, is a gateway for archives in or for UK universities. Special Collections at Bradford have been adding descriptions of our archives to the Hub since its earliest days, which has brought plenty of new readers to us. Our Hub descriptions. The PaxCat Project will be adding many more.
So I was very pleased to learn that:
- It will soon be possible to add images to our Hub entries, making them more appealing to our users and giving them a better idea of the contents of the collection.
- It will be much easier to add multiple levels of archive description, so that users will be able to see not only that we have a particular archive, but exactly what that archive contains.
The Archives Hub has its own blog, with particularly interesting entries about archives in the digital environment.