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West Yorkshire History Centre

127 Kirkgate

Wakefield

WF1 1JG

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The Shift It! conference aims to share experiences of moving archive repositories and facilitate open and honest discussions about the practicalities of moving collections, staff and services.



Who is it for?

This conference will be relevant for Archivists, Conservators and Managers who are responsible for, or taking part in, a move of archive collections or archive services.

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Led by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, who have moved 4 repositories and over 150,000 boxes in the last 10 years, the conference will draw together and review various approaches to moving, taking into account differing budgets, collection sizes and building designs. Together, we will:

  • Share knowledge and learning gained from recent archive moves, from small in-house collection moves to large scale moves of an entire archive service to new premises.

  • Look at how barcoding has been used by the West Yorkshire Archive Service to manage locations before, during and after a move.

  • Create a how-to-guide with practical advice on planning, preparing and physically moving an archive service.

  • Facilitate discussions between professional staff who are embarking on moves of all shapes and sizes.

The day will comprise a series of case studies of recent archive moves presented by archive and conservation staff followed by question and answer panel sessions.

‘Behind the scenes’ tours of the new West Yorkshire History Centre strong rooms and conservation studio will take place throughout the day and there will be practical demonstrations of how barcoding can be used to manage large scale moves of collections.

Delegates will be encouraged to take part in round table discussions focussing on three main areas of planning a move: - people, collections and services.

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Is lunch provided?

Yes! Tea, coffee and lunch are included in the price of the ticket.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds are available, however, if a colleague would like to take your place the tickets are transferable.

How do I get to the West Yorkshire History Centre?

For details on how to find the West Yorkshire History Centre please see the West Yorkshire Archive Service website http://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-services/contact-us-and-opening-times/west-yorkshire-history-centre-wakefield-archive-service-opening-times-and-information/


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