Making History #3: Current and Future Roles and Challenges for Archives
Recorded: Thursday, 20 February 2014, at the National Maritime Library
Host: Samuel McLean
Head of Archives and Library
Qualified librarian and archivist with over 20 years experience working with archive collections. Before coming to the museum spent ten years with Kent County Council, six of them running the county’s archive service including overseeing the partnership that ran Canterbury Cathedral Archives. During that time was involved in the whole range of archival work including appraisal, organisation and hierarchical arrangement of manuscripts collections, issues around loaned collections, public records, records management, digitisation and collecting born digital material. Time in Kent culminated in managing the archival part of the project to build the new Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone which opened in 2011.
Sam and Stuart discuss several topics around the current and future role of archives. These topics include digitization and copyright, the changing nature of archival research, the influence of the internet, monetization of archives, and the relationship between archives and researchers.
File Size: 28.9 MB
File Format: MP3 Audio
This podcast was recorded on a Zoom H2 Handy Recorder set for 2 channel 360° recording and edited using Audacity.