So, what next?
We will develop the content of this online resource into a downloadable booklet.
We plan to set up a Gloucestershire forum network for people within the county who are looking after archive collections. This could encourage the exchange of information and ideas and provide mutual support. If you’d like to be part of this group or have suggestions about how it could best be done, please let us know.
We also want to bring our community archive “trainees” together from time to time, whether virtually, or-looking ahead- in person, to celebrate achievement and share progress. This would include anyone who’s attended our training sessions in person, or who has found our online support, such as these blogs, useful. Watch out for more on this on our website, the Heritage Hub newsletter, and social media.
We’d like to encourage you to continue your archiving journey with us by:
- Joining our Heritage Hub community: sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media @glosheritagehub (Facebook and Twitter).
- Providing feedback on our online training; flagging up areas where you need more help and new topics which you’d like us to cover. The more feedback we get, the better and more relevant we can make our support.
- Looking out for new online, or even on-site, Heritage Hub training and support. We’ll advertise new opportunities via our newsletter, website and social media.
- Sharing what you’ve been doing with your collection by writing something for our blog or the Heritage Hub newsletter or our blog. It doesn’t have to be long or wordy – a picture can speak a thousand words!
Finally, if you have worked through this resource but need more help and advice, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about your collection.