Case studies on bridging the gap between the archivist and the researcher
APAC’s 2017 symposium, Bridging the Gap: The Role of the Archivist and the Researcher, explored this theme from several angles, hearing from both sides. In two presentations, university archivists explained how they have encouraged students to use their collections. Presentations from researchers showed how their involvement provided different ways in to opening up collections.
Following the symposium, three speakers produced these case studies, outlining approaches to bridging the gap.
- The British Cartoon Archive and the Researcher – New Perspectives by Joanna Baines, University of Kent (pdf, 217KB)
- Advocating Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust by Ella Hawkins, Research Advocate, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (pdf, 3MB)
- Bridging the barriers: engaging with key audiences at Special Collections, Leeds University Library by Tim Procter, University of Leeds (pdf, 729KB)