Friday 10 October 2014

Early warning: Limited PRONI service, 8-12 December

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland has announced that it will run a limited service during 'Preservation Week', which will take place from 8 to 12 December.

Preservation Week sees many of PRONI's Preservation & Collections Management staff dedicating their time to the vital work that goes on behind the scenes. This includes collections management projects in the stores, emergency planning training, conservation assessment and possible digitisation of some large format items.

On the plus side, PRONI will take the opportunity to post daily articles to its website about preservation, reprographics, preventative conservation, digital preservation and emergency planning. They hope to upload lots of photos and possibly some videos to give us a flavour of what is going on behind the scenes.

The knock-on of this vital work will see some services restricted. There will be no Document Production, for example. However, the Public Search Room, including the Self-Service Microfilm area, will operate as normal.

Best mark your diaries accordingly.