The Caird Library at The National Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the programme for a free workshop on working with shipbuilding records.
As records of the British shipbuilding industry can encompass vast swathes of material, from core business records to technical drawings, photographs to digital records, the challenge of how to appraise, catalogue and make these available to the public can often be daunting.
The workshop aims to address these issues with speakers bringing their experiences and insights to the day, and attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss how they have addressed these challenges in order to form the basis of a toolkit on how to manage records of shipbuilding.
The programme will also include an opportunity to discuss the work of the UK Maritime Heritage Forum and it is hoped the session will also serve as a pilot for an annual event focussing on maritime archives as part of a new Maritime Heritage Subject Specialists Group linked to the UKMHF.
Spaces are limited so please get in touch now to book your place! To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.30-11.00: Registration and coffee
11.00-11.10: Welcome and introductions
11.10-11.40: Kiara King, Archivist, Ballast Trust – On issues of accessioning and appraisal, and where to deposit shipbuilding records
11.40-12.10: Rachel Gill, Archives Officer, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums – On cataloguing shipbuilding records: from technical to business records
12.10-12.30: Samuel Bartle, Archivist for digital preservation & engagement in East Riding of Yorkshire 'Trawling Through Time' project - On expanding the user base and reaching out to new potential users
13.45-14.05: Dr Mike Rogers, Sector Development Manager, Midlands, Transport & Schools, The National Archives – On business archives networking
14.05-14.25: Joanna Mathers, Maritime Curator, SS Great Britain Trust - On options for building a network of maritime archives
14.25-14.35: Question time
14.35-15.15: Break, followed by display of items from shipbuilding collections held by NMM
15.15-16.15: Discussion regarding building a toolkit for giving advice on dealing with shipbuilding/maritime records
16.15-16.30: Final comments and close