Explore Your Archive – A New Professional’s Perspective

Off the Record

People who visit archives regularly or work with them on a daily basis realise what a wonderful resource they are – we are the converted. However, the general perception of archives or archivists can vary quite widely. Lots of people do not know exactly what archives are or what an archivist does. And this is understandable.  When I was younger I thought that archive centres were mysterious places where you needed to know exactly what you were looking for to be allowed to access the information. My perception changed while studying for my degree in History, and since I’ve started working in an archive environment which is friendly and welcoming. I think the general perception is becoming slightly clearer over recent years, thanks to television programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are, where archivists get an opportunity to show off their records. But there may not been the…

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