Wednesday 7 August 2013

Opening Up Our Past: Louth indexing workshop

As part of Heritage Week 2013, Louth County Archives Service is hosting a couple of workshops to encourage greater participation in indexing projects.

Called Opening Up Our Past, the workshops will show delegates how to index a selection of archives for online access and open up an often under-utilised collection of archives by making them more useable for researchers. As well as helping themselves and other researchers by releasing these records to a wider audience, delegates will learn about life in early 20th century Louth and gain an insight into the operation of local government in the years after its inception.

The results of the workshops will be made available on Louth County Archives’ website.

At least 50% of participants need to have computer experience.

The workshops will be hosted at Louth County Archives Service , Old Gaol, Ardee Road, Dundalk, County Louth, on Monday and Tuesday 19 and 20 August, 9:30 to 1:00pm. There is no charge, but spaces are limited so you need to book a place. Contact Lorraine McCann by tel on +353 (0)42 932 4358, or Email.