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Unlocking the Treasures in the Hull Local Studies Library

Unlocking the Treasures in the Hull Local Studies Library

We are now into the fourth month of our two and a half year project, funded by a grant from the James Reckitt Library Trust, to catalogue the books and archive collections within the Hull Local Studies Library which is based at the Hull History Centre.

Over 1200 books have been catalogued since the start of the project and these are now discoverable via the online library catalogue for the first time. They will also shortly be searchable on the History Centre online catalogue.

This week we welcomed our Audience Development Officer to the project and she will be introducing herself and her work through blogs over the coming weeks. At the moment she is busy familiarising herself with all of the treasures to be found in the Local Studies collections and determining how best to promote them.

The team will be sharing their experiences and discoveries via the History Centre blog as the project progresses.