Europe and India

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PrestoCentre is a membership driven organisation that serves an international community of stakeholders in audiovisual digitisation and digital preservation. PrestoCentre brings together experts and expertise on digital preservation in the audiovisual domain and collection holders looking for information. The website contains a library with resources on audiovisual digital preservation.
Richard Wright (@RichardWright) and Jeff Ubois (@jeffubois) will be answering questions on digitisation and digital preservation of audiovisual material, audiovisual collections, preservation planning, EU research funding, policy, partnerships with commercial organizations etc. on behalf of PrestoCentre.

Union Européenne / European Union
Nous pouvons répondre aux questions concernant les fonds concernant l’activité du Conseil de l’UE de 1952 à nos jours. The Council of the EU is one of the european institutions (the European Commission, The European Parliament and so on are different bodies)

Stadsarchief Ieper (City of Ypres Archives)
Municipal archive in Belgium. The city was the scene of some of the biggest battles during the First World War, during whicht a lot of the archives were destroyed. Specialised in the history of the Westhoek (‘West Corner’).

Aalborg City Archives
Aalborg City Archives- a municipal archive in the north of Denmark, The archives hold public and private archives.Specialized in the history of the Aalborg area, but can also answer questions related to historical photos and film, family history, and archives and archivists in general.

Køge Byhistoriske Arkiv – City Archives of Køge
Anything regarding local history in our region

Historiens Hus – Ringsted Museum og Arkiv (Ringsted Museum & Archives)
Local archives from the municipality of Ringsted, in the midst of Sealand. School records, archives from local farms and companies, associations and societys, persons and buildings.

Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark)
We´re Denmarks largest museum of cultural history. The archives of our etnographical and medieval/renaissance collection are in for #AskArchivists. Ask us something good on June 9th. We will do our best to answer!

Statens Arkiver – Danish State Archives
We will, of course, do our best to answer all questions. But welcome questions about criminal history, police archives, as well as rural history. Hope to get some good questions… and that we can answer 🙂

Vejle Stadsarkiv – Vejle City Archives
Holds both public and private collections. Keeps track of our local history.
Looking forward to tweet on June 9th.

Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland (The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland)
Specialized in the swedish culture in Finland (history, literature, language, traditions, folklore etc.)

Interministerial service of the archives of France
The interministerial service of the archives of France conceives and checks the policy of collect and access to archives. It is in charge of establishing the normative, statutory and legislative executive and of watching his respect. It also assures the update of the instructions and the circulars which define the standards and the practices in collecting, describing and preserving the archives.
It encourages and seeks the scientific works which can value for a wider public these first sources of the history. He also contributes to the protection of the private archives which present a historic interest.
It organizes and coordinates the action of the whole network of French public archives : national, regional, departmental and municipal archives.

Archives Rhone
Archives of the Rhone Department

General State Archives of Greece – Departmental Archives of Euboea

City archives Speyer
The City Archives Speyer is the oldest municipal archives of the region Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany). The closed tradition goes back to the 12th Century, significant archival records date from the time when Speyer was an important imperial city. The archive is currently in digitization projects (charters-collection and other documents) and participated in the Web 2.0-world. It sees itself as a “memory of the city.”

The Institute for City History, Frankfurt am Main
The Institute for City History is one of the oldest archives throughout all of Germany. Its artefacts date back to the early Middle Ages. Situated in the former Carmelite Monastery along with Jörg Ratgeb’s (ca. 1480-1526) famous murals, the institute not only collects important documents and records but also presents its treasures to the public in regularly held exhibitions and lecture events.

Tracing Service (ITS)
Sharing the fates of the victims of Nazi persecution through archival materials. 30 million documents on Holocaust, forced labour and displaced persons.

Godrej Archives, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Five years ago, I became an Archivist by chance, when I was asked to assist in the setting up of the Godrej Archives – an initiative taken by the 114 year old company, to preserve its contribution to the industrial history of India. Initially focused on expanding its collection, the Archive only recently has adopted a more active out-reach policy to ensure a greater involvement of employees in the archival process.

Providing an online information service on archival material and archive services in Ireland. Ask away!

National Library of Ireland
The Manuscripts department at the National Library of Ireland has approximately one million items in its collections spanning nearly a thousand years. They are mostly manuscripts relating to the island of Ireland or written by Irish people in Ireland or overseas.
The manuscript collection covers a wide range of subjects including the history of Irish civilization, landed estate records, maps, political, social and economic papers, and papers relating to language, literature, art, music and architecture. We would be delighted to hear from you.

NUI Galway Archives
Anything regarding our deposited collections (full list:

I’m happy to answer any question related to the National Archives of Spain (organization, buildings, collections, history…).

Javi Requejo
I’m a spanish archivist and I work at Central Office of State Archive. If you want to know something about spanish archives, contact with me and I will try to answer you as well as possible.
See you!

@palomavaquero and @sppica
Try to answer about Parliament Archives of Spain and especially about Parliament Archives of Castile and Leon, where I work.

United Kingdom
Archives Hub
The Archives Hub brings together descriptions of archives across the UK so that researchers can easily cross-search. Favourite questions: what are archives? how can I find stuff that might be of interest? what are the best search strategies? Least favourite question: how much is my book worth?

The Army Children Archive
TACA is a virtual archive that chronicles the lives and times of the children of British Army soldiers from the seventeenth century to date. It welcomes relevant contributions, and has recently launched the Army Children Graves Register.

The Bodleian Libraries
The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. They include the principal University library—the Bodleian Library—which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University. The combined library collections number more than 11 million printed items, in addition to 30,000 e-journals and vast quantities of materials in other formats.

Brighton Design Archives
The University of Brighton Design Archives focus on British design and global design organisations in the twentieth century. We support the work of scholars and students from many academic disciplines researching the designed environment, the design profession and design practice. We welcome questions on these topics.

The British Postal Museum and Archives
British postal services helped to shape the modern world. We work to ensure that this human story of communication, industry and innovation is available and enjoyable for all.

BT Archives/Connected Earth
Connected Earth, the hub of UK communications history, will be tweeting from BT Archives in London, so ask away on anything regarding the content or management of the documents, photographs and films that hold the many stories of the world’s oldest communications company, BT.

Faber and Faber Publishing House
With a distinguished history stretching back to the mid-1920s, and featuring many of the greatest literary and artistic figures of the twentieth century, Faber and Faber has preserved a unique publishing archive.
This is still an integral part of the company, and is a great potential resource for anyone interested to learn more about the firm and its authors. We look forward to hearing from you.

Glamorgan Archives
Glamorgan Archives is the local authority archive service for the City and County of Cardiff and the County Boroughs of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Ask us anything about our holdings, local history, family history, academic research using our collections, preservation and conservation.

Guardian News and Media Archive
The archive preserves and promotes the histories and values of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers

Jersey Archive, Jersey Heritage
Jersey Archive was established as part of Jersey Heritage in 1993. The Archive is the Island’s national repository holding archival material from public institutions as well as private businesses and individuals.
Since 1993 Jersey Archive has collected over 300,000 archival records from the States of Jersey, States Committees and Departments, the Royal Court, H.E. Lieutenant-Governor, Parishes, Churches, Businesses, Societies and individuals relating to the Island.

Kew – Library, Art & Archives team
Kew’s Library, Art & Archives form one of the largest collections in the world relating to botany.
Our main subject area is plant taxonomy and systematics, including specialised sections like Palms, Monocots, Ferns, Grasses and Orchids. The Main Library also contains material on specialized horticulture, horticultural history and management, and a collection of material on botanic gardens and garden history, including seed lists from botanic gardens, and nursery catalogues from commercial growers. There is also a collection of maps and travel literature relating to expeditions and regions of botanical importance.

Lambeth Archives
The record office and local history library of the London Borough of Lambeth

London Borough of Sutton Archives
The official record office for the Borough. Everything you want to know about the past, present & future of Sutton, including family, local & house history. Areas – Beddington, Wallington, Carshalton, Cheam, Sutton, Belmont & Worcester Park.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The archives of the School date from the mid-nineteenth century and consist of correspondence and personal papers of scientific and medical professionals involved in the search for preventative measures and cures to diseases and public health issues including malaria, filariasis, cholera, leprosy, malnutrition and HIV and AIDS. These include the papers of Sir Patrick Manson (tropical medicine specialist), Major General Sir Leonard Rogers (tropical public health physician), Sir Ronald Ross (malariologist) and the School’s former Department of Human Nutrition (Nutrition Collection). There are also administrative papers of the School, an extensive photographic collection, and scientific and medical artefacts. These resources largely relate to the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and Africa.

MOSI Archives, Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
MOSI uses its collections to tell the story of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city. We mainly collect objects that were made or used in the Manchester area. We also hold archives relating to industrialists, scientists, engineers and companies from the region. We collect items from the present, as well as the past, in order to portray Manchester’s continuing story. Ask us what we have, whether it’s online, how to access it and we’ll do our best to help you. Hashtag us as #MOSI and #AskArchivists when you ask us a question!

The National Archives
We’re the official archive for England, Wales and the central UK govt, containing 1,000 years of history from Domesday Book to the present, with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to recently created digital files and archived websites.
Our work ensures that govt information is kept, both now and for the future, and is used and re-used and is accessible to all. We’re also a centre of information for locating and preserving archives across the UK.
Please ask us questions about our collection, online resources and how to research at TNA. Ask us about archival practice and advice, conservation, digital preservation and web archiving and we’ll do our best to keep it to 140 characters!

National Fairground Archives University of Sheffield
We cover the history of fairgrounds and allied entertainments including circus, sideshows and variety performers. Questions about fairs and circus and how to undertake research most welcome

The National Library of Wales


North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University
Part of the Film Archive Forum UK – a network of national and regional public moving image archives.
One of the largest public moving image collection in the UK, the NWFA rescues and ensures the survival of films and videos about the North West of England for the education and enjoyment of the region’s people – both today and in the future. Ask us what we have, tell us what you have!

Nottinghamshire Archives
Houses archives for the county of Nottinghamshire, the city of Nottingham, the diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, and other local bodies, families and individuals.

Perth & Kinross Council Archive
With records dating back over eight hundred years, P&KC Archive is where you can explore the people and places of Perthshire and Kinross-shire. Our collections range from municipal and other official records to collections created by individuals, businesses and organisations.
Ask us anything about our collections and how they can help you and ask us how we can help you set up your own community archive.

Queen Margaret University, Homecoming Scotland 2009 Archive
The Homecoming Scotland 2009 Archive is the official archive from Scotland’s Year of Homecoming. Donated by EventScotland, we are using Zentity software donated from Microsoft’s research labs, to catalogue and digitise the records. These include promotional material, planning material and oral history interviews. A touring exhibition will follow in Summer/Autumn 2011. All enquiries/visitors welcome!

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
RCAHMS holds Scotland’s national collection of buildings, archaeology and industry with over 15 million archive items. These include photographs, aerial views, drawings, maps and documents. The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (TARA) contains over 10 million aerial photographs of wartime Europe.
We welcome all questions about the archives themselves and how we care for, store, catalogue, digitise and make them available.

Sandwell Community History & Archives Service
The archive service for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in the West Midlands, we cover the six towns of Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

Special Collections and Archives, Cardiff University

Surrey History Centre
The Surrey History Centre is the County Record Office for Surrey. We preserve and store historic documents relating to Surrey’s families, businesses and communities from the 12th to the 21st centuries. We are happy to answer any questions relating to items in our holdings, local history, family history, preservation and general questions about what we do.

Tyne & Wear Archives, Newcastle upon Tyne
We’re the archive for Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. We’re happy to answer questions about archives generally and any of our holdings. Ask us particularly about family history in the north east of England and about our Designated shipbuilding and maritime records.

University of Dundee Archives and the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS)
@UoD_Archives and @CAIS_Archives
We hold the Archive of the University and its predecessor institutions from 1881, the jute and linen archive of Dundee and its relations with Bengal, the archive of the Tayside Health Board, containing hospital, asylum and administrative records, ecclesiastical collections including the Brechin Diocesan Episcopalian mss collection, the Glasite Church, Arbroath methodist church and the Michael Peto photographic collection, containing 130,000 photographs, including the Beatles. Please ask us questions about our collections or our professional masters degrees in archives and records management, digital preservation and family and local history.

University of Strathclyde
We hold the archives of the University and its antecedents from 1796. We also hold many other collections including the papers of Sir Patrick Geddes, biologist, sociologist, town planner and general polymath, as well as archives relating to science, politics, journalism, education, the iron industry, shipping and environmental health.

Wellcome Library
The Wellcome Library provides insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present. We are one of the world’s major resources for the study of medical history and we also provide access to a growing collection of contemporary biomedical information resources relating to consumer health, popular science, biomedical ethics and the public understanding of science.

West Yorkshire Archive Service
Local authority archive for Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield
@wyorksarchives and @WR_ARP
Anything about or holdings, West Yorkshire history, family history, house or local history, preservation, general questions about achives or the profession.

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies
Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies has documents, maps, books, photos, censuses, newspapers etc. relating to the history of all areas now within the present city of Wolverhampton including Bilston, Bushbury, Penn, Tettenhall and Wednesfield. We are happy to answer any questions relating to items in our holdings, local history, family history, preservation and general questions about what we do.

WRVS Archive
The WRVS Archive & Heritage collection holds the official record of the work of the organisation from 1938 to the present day. The WRVS Narrative Reports were awarded UNESCO UK Memory of the World status in 2010. The Womens Voluntary Services, as we were then known, was formed to assist with civilian defence during the second world war including the evacuation of children. After the war WVS became one of the leading and innovative providers of social care. Today we are one of the largest voluntarily charities working to make Britain a great place to grow old.

Brabant Historical Information Center (BHIC)
Specialized in the history of North Brabant, a province in the Netherlands, but also willing to answer questions about the profession or basically anything else related to archives.

CODA Archief
Municipal archive in the Netherlands. The archives hold public and private archives.Specialized in local history (Veluwe area)

Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies serves as a centre for information, research and study of the Netherlands (including the Dutch East Indies, now the Republic of Indonesia) and the Second World War. The archives (almost three kilometres’ worth of material) offer detailed information for research on the Second World War and the Netherlands. The vaults hold not only the archives of German bodies such as the Reichskommissariat, but also of many resistance organisations. Holocaust-related documents are also to be found.

Nationaal Archief (National Archives of the Netherlands)
The Nationaal Archief (Dutch National Archives) is the ‘national memory’ of the Netherlands. We hold 110 kilometres of documents, photos and maps both from the central government, as well as from organizations and persons of national importance (past and present).

Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi) | Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI)
The NAI keeps and cares for roughly 800 archives and individual collections created by Dutch architects and urban designers, dating from the period 1850 – 1980. Besides museum quality drawings, you also find sketches, preliminary designs, working drawings, business- and personal correspondence, photographs and models. Questions regarding the history of Dutch architecture, objects in our collection and the profession of archving, they are all welcome.

RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie)
The Hague, The Netherlands.
The RKD’s Archival Collection contains 1.200 meters of documents from archives transferred from artists, artists’ societies, art historians, art critics, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors, conservators and others involved in the fine arts and design. The material relates primarily to Dutch art and includes letters, notes, manuscripts, photograph albums, personal papers, sketches and sketch books. You can access the collection via the database RKDcollections&archives. Hashtag us at #RKDnl and #AskArchivists when you ask us a question!

Regionaal Archief Gorinchem
The official record office for Gorinchem, Giessenlanden and Lingewaal. Also willing to answer questions about the profession and about doing research in archives.

Zeeuws Archief (Zeeland Archives)
Principal archive for the province of Zeeland and for the municipalities of Middelburg and Veere.
The Zeeuws Archief, treasure house of Zeeland’s history, holds a wealth of general information about Zeeland, and in particular, information about the municipalities of Middelburg and Veere is to be found here. This information can be used to research a family tree, and it can also be used for a wide range of other historical research.

Opplandsarkivet avd. Maihaugen
Private archives. Anything regarding local history in our region.

Oslo City Archives
Oslo City Archives is a municipal archive and hold public and private archives. Specialized in the history of the Oslo area (capitol of Norway), but can also answer questions related to historical photos and film, family history, and archives and archivists in general

Arquivo Distrital do Porto
Archives of Porto region (district) (688 fonds): notaries public, courts, parochial, convents, monasteries, brotherhoods, organizations, associations, personal and family.
Services for users, at the Archive and online: search on the archival database, with digital reproductions available on the Internet, whenever possible; in user area: reservation & requests; payment of online services; files delivery; digital certification of reproductions.
Other services; technical support and consulting (design and management of archival systems; records management; appraisal; microfilming and digitisation; conservation); audits. Education services and cultural activities.

Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra
Archives of Coimbra region (district).
Fonds: notaries public, courts, parochial, convents, monasteries, brotherhoods, organizations, associations, personal and family.

Länsmuseet Gävleborg (County museum of Gävleborg)
Any questions concerning our county in the eastern part of Sweden – shipping, genealogy, history!

Svenskt visarkiv (Centre for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research)
The mission of Svenskt visarkiv is to collect, preserve and publish material concerning Swedish instrumental folk music, folk songs and traditional music in general, from the end of the 16th century up to the present. The archive is also responsible for material on the history of jazz in Sweden, and since 2005, we have the added responsibility for music of ethnic minorities in Sweden.


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  1. The Mission Statement of the Expatriate Archive Centre is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible a collection of primary source materials documenting the social history of expatriate life! Our objective is to give a voice to the memories of expatriates. To establish a research resourse facility for historians worldwide and to conserve the unique sourse material!

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