Beep! Beep! Why barcode your archive?

Librarians have known for years that giving items individual unique identifiers makes it much easier to manage them.  Accessions stamps have been used for centuries, automatically rolling on to give each item a number of its very own.   Making those identifiers machine-readable took things to a new level. We're talking barcodes!  Barcodes allowed libraries to … Continue reading Beep! Beep! Why barcode your archive?

Show, Tell + Play: sharing heritage projects and stuffed animals in Yorkshire

On 24 October I went along to a great event offering "a playful space" for discussing heritage activities in Yorkshire: Heritage Show+Tell.  This uses a very effective format: 3 minutes, 3 slides per speaker.  No long presentations to write, no big commitment of time, a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The projects all had some relevance … Continue reading Show, Tell + Play: sharing heritage projects and stuffed animals in Yorkshire