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No one lights a lamp and hides it…

Making more people aware of the hidden collections here in the University was an important part of setting up the Archive and Special Collections. One major component was to create web pages which would begin to introduce our collections to a wider public.  Our Archive and Special Collections pages are now live.

Other methods of publicity are emerging, I have recently been interviewed for the University’s alumni magazine, which I am told has a global readership.  This will certainly raise the profile of our intent and work so far, however I much happier out of the spotlight, wrapped in the anonymity of a blog or buried in books and papers.  But as the parable goes, no one lights a lamp and hides it.

And then there was the shock realisation that I am going to have to stand in front of library colleagues and explain to them what’s been going on in the Archive for the last year or so.  I can only hope that some of my own interest and enthusiasm comes through in my rambling presentation.

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Dr Keith Rowntree

Keith Rowntree maintains the University's Archive and Special Collections which are currently held at the University’s Library, situated on our Headingley Campus. We collect, describe and preserve material for future generations while seeking to promote knowledge of, and access to this rich heritage for educational, professional and research purposes.

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