This is Emily and Caroline, and we joined the Norfolk Record Office at the beginning of October. We’re working here for a year as part of The National Archives Transforming Archives Traineeship, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Skills for the Future’ programme. There are 10 other trainees across the country and all of us are focusing on a specific aspect of the archives sector. More information can be found on the National Archives website at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/transforming-archives.htm
Emily: I’m working in Outreach and Engagement, so this includes managing this blog and working at events. Broadly, I want to get as many people as possible aware of the Norfolk Record Office, to come and discover our vast collection, and make use of our staff expertise and guidance.
Caroline: I’ll be learning about digitisation and digital preservation, helping to make documents and audio files more accessible to the public, and preserving information for future generations. Look out for details of upcoming digitisation projects on this blog and the NRO website.
In our first week we got to grips with the different work people here do, like working in the strongroom and searchroom. If you’re interested as well, subscribe to this blog ( via link on the right hand side) to know about future posts introducing different members of the team and what they do. And of course, you can always book a tour of the Norfolk Record Office. Call 01603 222599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you at future events!
Emily B and Caroline D.