Storage training for cultural heritage specialists

If you work in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector and want to learn more about research repositories, put Wednesday 8 March in your diary and sign up for the online repositories training course for heritage professionals.

This is the second event in the British Library’s repositories training program for heritage professionals, funded under the AHRC iDAH program to support GLAM organizations in establishing or expanding open scholarship activities and sharing their outputs through research repositories. You can read more about the development of this training program in an earlier blog post.

Our first event took place in person in Edinburgh, hosted by the National Museum of Scotland on 31 January 2023. It provided the audience with a starting point for wider knowledge in areas of open scholarship. The participants came from a variety of backgrounds and roles, such as librarian, collection manager, research manager, research coordinator, repository staff, curatorial staff, and doctoral students collaborating with cultural heritage organizations. The event created a forum to discuss various aspects of research, challenges and opportunities to increase openness in GLAM research and to share research results.

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Group photo from the British Library’s Heritage Specialist Repository Training Programme, National Museum of Scotland, 31 January 2023.

Our upcoming online session on 8 March is designed as a follow-up to the initial in-person event to further explore some of the themes identified by Edinburgh participants. Topics include, but are not limited to, GLAM research activities, benefits of research repositories, persistent identifiers, research data management, copyright and rights management. It is intended for those working in a heritage or collections management organization in roles where they are involved in managing digital collections, supporting the research lifecycle from funding to dissemination, providing research infrastructure and developing policy. However, everyone interested in these topics is welcome to participate.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 8 from 14:00 to 17:00. Register at this link for access details for this online session, the program will appear on the booking form.

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Many post-it notes are stuck on the wall near the drawing of the ship

Photographs taken at the National Museum of Scotland on 31 January 2023 at an earlier workshop for the British Library Repository Training Program for Heritage Professionals.

Our next in-person event is on Thursday 23rd March in York, hosted by the University of York. This is an update and repeat of the first face-to-face event in Edinburgh. We will have more information about the program in a couple of weeks, but registration is open for those who want to join us there.

If you have any questions or comments about this training programme, please contact

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