February 5, 2018
Emily Martin, Archives Assistant
Hello Everyone! I am the last of the assistants to wish our Into The Stacks tour farewell. It has been a lot of fun showing you a behind-the-scenes look at my job. I am so happy that I got to show you a brief look into what I do here at the Niels Bohr Library and Archive.
I showed you how the collection comes into the archive.
Boxes on Boxes! Before pictures of the archive process. These binders contain the Executive and Council records of the American Geophysical Society (AGU). pic.twitter.com/IVOjSkkOfX
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 12, 2017
How I organize and inventory the collection.
Refoldering and rehousing documents from the American Geophysical Society in acid free folders and archival blue boxes. Next step is creating an inventory of the whole collection. -Emily pic.twitter.com/IzcdKBmIMV
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 13, 2017
Processing isn't all paper. The next step in the collection process is inputting all the information from the collection into a spreadsheet to create our online finding aid.
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 14, 2017
Finally, you got to see the finished product, organized labeled folders in standard archive boxes and an online finding aid.
And here is the result! We took this collection from binders and boxes that were falling apart to organized labeled folders in standard archive boxes and an online finding aid.
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 15, 2017
I also showed you the process of creating PHN biographical records of Nobel Laureates.
Archive work isn't all papers and folders. I am working on adding bibliographic information to our database for our Nobel Prize Laureate project.
Also, say hello to the Doctor! #drwho #physicsfun
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) January 30, 2018
You also learned some fun facts about one of our Nobel Laureates, Sir William Henry Bragg.
I am currently inputting the data for a Nobel Laureate. Fun fact, 1915 Physics Nobel Prize winner Sir William Henry Bragg helped introduce lacrosse to South Australia while working as professor at the University of Adelaide.
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) January 31, 2018
I had a great time sharing a look into what I do here as the Archives Assistant at the Niels Bohr Library and Archive. Keep an eye out for future posts from all of us!