The London Museum Development team is now uploading recordings of its training sessions on its new YouTube channel. Courses already uploaded include ‘Introduction to Social Media Strategy: Creating a Strategy from Scratch’, with more to come soon.
Recently on the Archives NRA jiscmail list the following list of online learning source and ideas for those working from home was shared. This might be of interest.
• Connecting to Collections Care https://www.connectingtocollections.org/ has their webinars archived and available online – a lot of great information for a variety of institutions and collections, archives included. Free.
• the Image Permanence Institute have some interesting archived webinars on photographic process identification, preservation and access etc that I’ve always fancied and never managed to make time for.
• The National Archives run e-learning courses on fundraising for archives, including the following: Fundraising Strategy; Financial Planning; Case for Support; Building Networks and Supporters; Crowdfunding; Measuring Outcomes and Evaluation https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fundraising-for-archives-e-learning-courses-tickets-31256513072
• The National Archives Latin tutorial: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/latin/
• The National Archives palaeography tutorial: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/
• Future Learn have a wide range of free online courses: https://www.futurelearn.com/ Some more archive specific ones detailed below:
o Cultural Heritage and the City, Discover how cities develop their own unique cultures and explore key concepts related to cultural heritage. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cultural-heritage-cities
o Learning from the Past: A Guide for the Curious Researcher, Learn how to understand the past to explain the present, and get to know the amazing sources and resources of the British Library. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/learning-from-the-past
o The History of the Book in the Early Modern Period: 1450 to 1800, Explore the history of the book during the early modern period and learn how the invention of printing revolutionized our world. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/history-of-the-book
o Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum: Get an introduction to museum studies with this free online course. Learn about the people and ideas that shape museums today https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/museum
o Understanding Diversity and Inclusion: Develop your attitudes, skills and knowledge of cultural diversity so you’re able to create inclusive environments https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/diversity-inclusion-awareness
o Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present – Join 50 leading scholars in exploring antisemitism, from its roots to its contemporary forms. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/antisemitism
o If you’ve never done any family history try – Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree: Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and share the results – with this free online course. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy
o For a different approach to palaeography – Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland’s Records. Travel back in time through Scottish history by examining early modern Scottish handwriting. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/ems-palaeography
• The Open University also have a range of online courses: Open University online courses http://open.edu/openlearn . Some more archive specific ones:
o What is heritage? This free course will introduce you to the concept of heritage and its critical study, exploring the role of heritage in both past and contemporary societies. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/what-heritage/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab
o This free course, looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you to practise and develop your skills of observation and description of objects. It will also enable you to interpret objects and work towards writing your own object life cycle. You will also work with, and understand artefact databases. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/looking-describing-and-identifying-objects/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab
o Besides being simple mementos, family photographs can offer insights into the past. This free course, Picturing the family, looks at some of the ways photographs can reveal, and sometimes conceal, important information about the past. It teaches the skills and provides some of the knowledge needed to interpret such pictorial sources. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/visual-art/picturing-the-family/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab
• EdX have a wide range of free online courses, with some great ones on history here: https://www.edx.org/course/subject/history Some specific ones people have mentioned listed below
o From a digital preservation angle, there are free online edX courses on computer science and programming, such as https://www.edx.org/course/cs50s-introduction-to-computer-science –
o Also with digital, edX are running a course on Creating a Digital Cultural Community https://www.edx.org/course/creating-a-digital-cultural-heritage-community
• Coursera also have a wide range of free online courses: https://www.coursera.org/ – a couple mentioned by people listed below:
o I found this a pretty good place to start for research data management: https://www.coursera.org/learn/data-management
o Range of history ones here: https://www.coursera.org/search?query=history&
• For those interested in learning about Google Analytics – beginners and advanced courses are available online for free through the Analytics Academy.
• The Carpentries: free online curricula for research data (Data Carpentry), research computing (Software Carpentry), and data/software skills for library work (Library Carpentry)
• Codecademy: learn to code for free
• Connecting to Collections: free webinars on collections care
• DHPSNY: free recorded webinars on collections care (geared towards NY State, but free to all)
• Digital A11y: Digital Accessibility Courses Roundup: A list of digital accessibility courses, many of which are free
• Digital Skills for the Workplace: 15 free courses to enhance your workplace skills
• DiRT Directory (Digital Research Tools Directory): list of digital humanities tools organized by category. Very useful starting point!
• Free Code Camp: learn to code for free
• Khan Academy: learn to code (and many other things) for free
• Map Warper: a georectifier for juxtaposing historic maps onto Google Earth, etc.
• NEDCC – on-demand webinars on collections care topics, digital preservation, grants & fundraising (follow link and scroll down for the free ones)
• The Programming Historian: “novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching” (+1 vote)
Paid Courses (or Subscription Required)
• Museums Association Ethics course
Enrol in a free learning course on industry standard practice https://museumsassociation.learnhownow.com/courses/workingethically
• Museums Association Collections course
Enrol in a free learning course on caring for and managing collections https://museumsassociation.learnhownow.com/courses/workingwithcollections
• the Australian Society of Archivists has a range of online courses – https://www.archivists.org.au/learning-publications/online-courses. They are, of course, cheaper if you’re an ASA member, but anyone can do them, and hopefully some work places might support (e.g. fund) online PD during this unusual times.
- The International Council on Archives has a couple of online courses at a reasonable cost (and a discount to members). The one called “Understanding and Using the Universal Declaration on Archives” contains some unique material about the history of the development of the declaration as well as how to use it to benchmark an archives or records management service against this de facto (if very high level) standard. You can find the course details here: https://www.ica.org/en/register-for-the-online-course-understanding-the-universal-declaration-on-archives
- And the other course is a basic records management course with details here: https://www.ica.org/en/register-for-the-ica-online-course-introduction-to-records-management
• The National Archives has plenty of resources online relating to the Archive Sector: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector
• National Archives resources on Managing Your Collection https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/advice-and-guidance/managing-your-collection/
• National Archives resources on Fundraising for Archives: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding/how-to-fundraise/
• National Archives resources on Case Studies and Reports https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/case-studies-and-research-reports/
• Ashmolean Museum Case Studies and Project Videos https://ashmolean.org/case-studies-and-projects
• University of Nottingham collections info (especially good for deeds):
• Archives Association of British Colombia, archivists’ toolkit: https://aabc.ca/resources/archivists-toolkit/
• Archive Skills, “info bytes” (short summaries of archival topics): http://www.archive-skills.com/infobytes/
• Digital Preservation Handbook: https://www.dpconline.org/handbook
• Jisc guide to records management: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/records-management
• Museum online virtual tours http://top10.com/virtual-museum-tours
Tasks for Home Working
• Clear up email inbox (sort/delete/reply to old emails)
• Work on your PDR, review your goals/training needs
• Familiarise yourself with other archives using their websites
• Schedule a remote lunch or coffee talk with colleagues via phone or video to talk about things besides work
• Webinars and other professional development
• Write/edit presentations for future CPD talks
• Think about the job you’d want X years from now. Schedule time each week to work towards that job
• Identify areas for partnership working with other organisations
• Update key documentation/policies etc
Thursday 28th March 2019
Water damage: Dealing with water damaged papers after a disaster
Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator,
Berkshire Record Office
Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue,
Berkshire, RG1 6AF
2 to 5pm, to be confirmed
£35 members, £37 non-members
Please send a cheque made payable to Catholic Archives Society to the treasurer, Mr Jim Hughes, 12 Holburn Terrace, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE40 3DQ
Annaig Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates have been confirmed for next year’s Excel for Archivists courses in Oxford:
Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019
Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May 2019
Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December 2019
In each case the first date is the level one course, Essential techniques for listing archives using Excel and the second is level two, Data improvement and data migration. At both levels, the emphasis is on practical exercises based on genuine archive lists and catalogues. The courses can be taken separately or as a pair, but it is strongly recommend attending level one before level two.
To BOOK, contact the Oxford University IT centre at email@example.com
For a SUMMARY of the course content, go to http://help.it.ox.ac.uk/courses/archivists/index
For MORE information, contact Gillian Sheldrick on firstname.lastname@example.org
For community archive related training materials, from multiple sources, collated into one easily-accessible central online resource, visit the following website: http://www.communityarchives.org.uk/resources
A selection of videos of around 20 sessions from the 2018 Archives and Records Associations annual conference in Glasgow and for the 2017 conference in Manchester can now be viewed online for free.
Visit the website here to see the videos: http://conference.archives.org.uk/video
Archives and Records Association‘s Preservation and Conservation Group is pleased to announce a training day to be held at Berkshire Record Office in Reading UK on 5th November 2018 10:30-15:30. The day will cover both physical and emotional elements of wellbeing in the workplace with talks and practical exercises from a Conservator, a Personal Trainer and a Stress Management and Relaxation Specialist. The day is open to any interested parties and will end with a tour of the Conservation Studio.
Places are £40 for ARA members and £50 for non-members (lunch not included). To see the full programme and to book a place please visit the training page on the ARA website or follow link below.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS TRAINING DAY
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Susan Healy, former Information Policy Consultant and Data Protection Officer, The National Archives: GDPR and Archives
Father Kristian Paver, Diocese of Plymouth: Archives: their Canonical Context and the Impact of GDPR.
The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS
10.45 to 4.30 (approx.)
(10.15 arrival for tea/coffee)
£40 members, £45 non-members
Please send a cheque made out to Catholic Archives Society to the treasurer, Sr Benignus O’Brien, Langdale House, 42 Petitor Road, Torquay TQ1 4QF
Margaret Harcourt Williams, email@example.com
The next Genus Digitisation Workshop is now open for registration for 14thJune 2018.
Workshops are free to attend for those working in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums sectors, including trainees & volunteers.
This workshop will include a presentation on The Adamson Collection by Richard Everett from The Wellcome Collection. Richard is the Head of Photography & Imaging Manager – Digital Engagement, Culture & Society. He will discuss not only the technical issues with digitising this unique collection, but the whole approach to capturing the story behind this collection digitally.
You can find out more on the registration page.