Closure - Report
6th December 2010
The library and search room at Hull History Centre
were closed to the public for a week to allow staff to
undertake some of the essential behind-the-scenes activities that we could not do
whilst we are open simply becuase of the scale of the task or
disruption to the normal service.
So what have we achieved?
Hull City Archives: The City Archives staff
have spent the time sorting and arranging the City Council
records which involved moving over 3,000 boxes and
re-arranging them on 586 linear metres of shelving. We can now
progress with cataloguing the material and making them accessible
to the public in the searchroom.
Local Studies Library: We have sorted a
deposited collection of 1500 microfilm of wills 1796-1903 to make
it available to customers. Re-organised over 400 metres of
stock to make it easier and quicker to retrieve and added new books
to stock. We have also put in order thousands of
microfiche and other items of stock.
We re-organised the outsize material and moved
photographic material into the specialist storage area for
photographic and AV material. Over
9000 catalogue records created by volunteers from
NADFAS relating to Mark Sykes are now available to
search by keyword and date on our online catalogue, or you can browse them by
typing the reference U DDSY/x2/1/* into the
advanced search facility.
We have also updated and re-printed over 30 catalogues
so that they are presented in a consistent style across the History
Every book, item and archive box moved also meant updating
our locations information so that we can find the material in
its new home quickly and easily.
The front of house conducted a through clean of the