The Quick Wins Programme: keywords all over the world

We collect Special Collections for people to use, whether in our Reading Room or online wherever they may be in the world.

Image of world from telegram in Baruch Archive

Image of the world, from a telegram in the Ludwig Baruch Internment Archive, one of the collections covered by the Programme. This series of letters between a Second World War internee and his fiancee offers fascinating first-hand accounts of internee life on the Isle of Man, the Arandora Star disaster and the Home Front in Liverpool.

The key to getting more people using our archives is a) cataloguing those archives and b) getting the catalogues online.  This means anyone anywhere can find these archives just by searching for keywords (names, places, subjects!).  They don’t necessarily have to know that we exist or that an archive is what they need.

Like many other archives services, Special Collections has inherited archive catalogues which exist only on paper or which use old guidelines.  In 2013, the Quick Wins Programme will quickly digitise and otherwise update these useful documents in order to make more information about important archives available online.  In particular those all important keywords!

Keep up with the progress of the Programme on its website.

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