Volunteers from Club 21

During July and August Irina and Jo, students volunteers from Club 21 University of Glasgow, assisted the Preservation Unit in Archive Service in the assessment and repacking of records program.

The Blackhouse Charters, a collection of parchment documents dating from 13th to the 18th century and relating to the properties of the Dominican Priory in Glasgow, were repacked and prepared for the digitalisation project. This project, a part of education strategy program is not only of great profit to develop students’ knowledge about preservation tasks, but also the volunteers’ work in the preservation unit is a benefit for Archive Service to improve access for researches.  The students worked approximately 6 hours per day, 5 days per week.  90 parchments were repacking in specially created folders and condition assessment with digital images have been  made.

I would like to personally thank them for all the work and help. They were a great addition to the Preservation Unit and we wish them all the best in the future.

– Good luck, Ella.

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