How archivists can make an unconventional Impact…

Posted on 27 November 2015 by Sian Collins

Last week we thoroughly enjoyed tweeting a number of images for #explorearchives, and seeing all the fabulous documents and ideas from other repositories. Interestingly, our most popular contribution (apart from a random photo of my cat posted for #archiveanimals!) was a short piece on our blog about how University institutional archives can be used by different categories
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Explore Your Archive: What can the Institutional Archive do for you?

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Judith Dray

This week is the launch week for Explore Your Archive, a campaign encouraging people to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities. Archives across the UK and Ireland are taking part to raise awareness of the value of archives to society and of the
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Explore Your Archive: Feedback on the Value of Archives

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Judith Dray

We’re incredibly grateful to members of the Students’ Union for providing some lovely feedback on Cardiff University’s Institutional Archives for Explore Your Archive. Their feedback illustrates the range of values which archives can have for business, for individuals and for society. They can help to improve current business, can be intellectually stimulating, and can evoke
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Research Data and Information Management – Update

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Sian Collins

Nicola Dawson, Business Change Manager, updates us on the RDIM programme The Research Data and Information Management (RDIM) programme will help the University meet its strategic research objectives by developing the University’s research environment. Providing a single platform for many aspects of the research data lifecycle will streamline research administration, make our research and outputs
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Copyright legislation update

Posted on 30 October 2015 by Sian Collins

Today we feature a guest post by Andrew McVay, Governance Officer, about changes to Copyright legislation. This post will be looking at copying permissible under S32. “Illustration for Instruction”.  This replaces the old Section 32, “Things done for the purpose of instruction or examination”. The important changes to note are as follows: the new S32.
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Cardiff Medical Students’ Contribution to D-Day

Posted on 23 September 2015 by Judith Dray

We recently came across some interesting records in the Archive which can tell us something about Cardiff students’ contribution to the Normandy Landings. On February 22nd 1944, the Ministry of Health sent a letter to “All Deans of Medical Faculties and Schools in England and Wales,” a copy of which has been preserved in the
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A story from the archive: A Royal Visit and the Suffragette

Posted on 19 August 2015 by Judith Dray

In Cardiff University’s Institutional Archive there is a volume described as, ‘Royal visit, 1912 (also earlier royal visits, openings of various college buildings and degree ceremonies 1912 – 1918)’ [Ref.: UCC/CV/3]. Among other fascinating snippets, this volume contains several newspaper cuttings of the King and Queen’s visit to Cardiff in June 1912. During this visit,
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Another perspective on a tragedy: the value of archives

Posted on 4 August 2015 by Sian Collins

At Cardiff University we have many fascinating records and photographs in the archives and we have enjoyed sharing some of them via Twitter and our Blog over the last few months. We hope they have been fun, entertaining and informative. However, we also have items that are incredibly moving and stop us in our tracks.
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Officer Training Corps at Cardiff University

Posted on 18 June 2015 by Judith Dray

In the 1910s, the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (a predecessor body of Cardiff University) attempted to set up an Officer Training Corps. This would allow students to train as military leaders during their studies at Cardiff with the aim of applying for Commissions afterwards. Without the training, students aiming for a military career
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