Friday, 30 August 2013

Last Day!

Well it is my last day today and what a year it has been. The time has flown by during which time I have met some lovely people, had the privilege of working with some wonderful material and learnt a lot about what is involved in running an archive service.

During my year I have
  • Done a display in the performance centre to accompany the Kneehigh performance of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
  • Completed a number of PowerPoint point displays for various events including the launch of the Gorsedh Kernow special collections launch, CSM reunion and 125th event and finally  the St Piran's day event.
  • Produced a resource list for students researching the history of Tremough Campus
  • Catalogued the Edwin Chirgwin Collection
  • Gone on a 3 day placement with a Records Management Unit in London
  • Created 2 exhibitions for the glass cabinet in the library: one for the special collection books and another for the 125th Anniversary of CSM
  • Research into the Grotto site on Campus
  • Audit of the archival stock
  • Orders for supplies
  • Digital Records course at Gloucestershire Archives
  • Presentation to staff on digital records
  • Assisted at a Public History day event
  • Measured and ordered book covers
  • Book Conservation course
  • Supervised volunteers and visitors
  • Visited St Ives Archive and University of Exeter Archive unit
  • Catalogued the Camborne School of Mines Journals putting them onto CALM
  • Answered enquiries
Just to name a few! This just emphasises the variety of work I have been lucky enough to be involved with.

It is going to seem very strange not to be here next week. I wish all the best to the new trainee and if they enjoy it half as much as I have, they will have a fabulous year.

So in Cornish style, Duw genes!

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