Welcome the new committee

Jenny Bunn Monday, 15 October 2018 20:04

The new Committee for SAT was elected at the A.G.M. on 30th April 2018.

Chair: Jenny Bunn j.bunn@ucl.ac.uk
Jenny is a Lecturer and Programme Director for the MA in Archives and Records Management, University College London. She graduated from University College London in 1995 with an MA in Archives and Records Management and has worked at a variety of institutions including the V&A Museum, The Royal Bank of Scotland and The National Archives.  Jenny undertook a PhD in Archive Studies 2007-2011. She is currently an editor of Archives and Records.

Joint Training Officers: Emma Hancox emma.k.hancox@birmingham.gov.uk and Rachael Krier sat@archives.org.uk
Emma is an archivist at the Library of Birmingham. Following a year as a graduate trainee digital archivist at the Bodleian Libraries, she graduated from UCL with an MA in Archives and Records Management in 2012. Emma has held Assistant Archivist roles at UAL’s archives centre and at the Wellcome Library.  Here, she project managed the Library’s third party mental health digitisation project and catalogued the archive of Mind the mental health charity. Between April and June 2015 Emma was seconded to Médecins Sans Frontières in Brussels and carried out a records survey and collected digital records relating to the Ebola crisis for internal review.

Rachael is Metadata Creator (Georgian Papers Programme) at the Royal Archives. Having completing her Masters at Aberystwyth University in 2008, Rachael undertook her first professional archivist posts at Lancashire Record Office and has since held cataloguing roles at Nottinghamshire Archives and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Rachael is currently one of the cataloguers on a major digitisation project seeking to make freely available papers relating to the House of Hanover housed in the Royal Archives and Royal Library. She is  particularly interested in digitisation, online learning, and digital initiatives to widen public access and participation.

Communications (Membership): Sophie Smith sophie.smith@sciencemuseum.ac.uk
Sophie graduated from the University of Liverpool with a postgraduate diploma in Archives and Records Management in December 2017, before which she volunteered in Wigan and Leigh Archives and at Liverpool Maritime Museum, also undertaking a paid short term project moving a departmental library of books and manuscripts. In 2016 Sophie won a 'Young Volunteer of the Year' award for Greater Manchester. She is currently working as a project archivist for the Science Museum Group in Wroughton where sheis required to catalogue, repack and digitise materials pertaining to Genetically Modified Crops.

Communications (ARC Special Issue): Elisabeth Thurlow sat@archives.org.uk
Elisabeth is Digital Archives and Collections Implementation Manager at the University of the Arts London (UAL). She completed an MA in Contemporary History at the University of Sussex before undertaking graduate traineeships at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Guardian newspaper. Elisabeth graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management from University College London in 2015. Following qualification, she returned to Kew Gardens as a Project Officer, cataloguing the Annals of Botany collection. Elisabeth later joined the University of the Arts London as an Assistant Archivist, before working as the first professional archivist at St George’s, University of London. More recently, she has held digital specialist roles at the Royal College of Nursing and returned to UAL in 2018 to implement a new digital preservation system.

Communications (Website): Jim Ranahan james.ranahan@shakespeare.org.uk
Jim is a collections archivist at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  He has a passion for communicating the richness and variety of records to new audiences - and to helping established audiences explore different forms and sources of archives.  Jim sees technology in its various forms as an integral element in achieving these objectives - through promotion, access, monitoring and preservation.  He specialises in the care and use of 'visual records' - photographic and cartographic collections.  Jim represents ARA on BRICMICS - the British and Irish Committee for Map Information & Cataloguing Systems.  He is particularly interested in the archival opportunities and challenges posed by GIS, LiDAR and other recording and surveying technologies.

Social Media Officer: Andrew Janes andrew.janes@nationalarchives.gov.uk
Andrew joined The National Archives in 2008 straight from the Archive Administration course at Aberystwyth University and has worked there ever since. Initially he was a public services archivist and map curator before moving to the Catalogue & Taxonomy Department in 2014. Andrew's current role as Senior Archivist (Future Catalogues) focuses on improving TNA's catalogue and the descriptive metadata that it contains. He is particularly interested in how digital archival finding aids can be made better for everyone, and in low-barrier methods of enhancing data using tools such as Excel.

Committee Member (Relationship with Researchers): Dr James Baker
James Baker is a Lecturer in Digital History and Archives at the University of Sussex and at the Sussex Humanities Lab. He is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and holds degrees from the University of Southampton and the University of Kent. James cares about how people in the past interacted with things. His published research has focused on topics as diverse as long eighteenth century British satirical art and near contemporary information technologies. Recent work has examined personal digital archives, the analysis of large-scale digital collections, the use of music information retrieval methods to mine oral history collections, and software pedagogy. Current funded projects focus on digital forensics (European Commission) and the preservation of intangible cultural heritage (British Council). Prior to joining Sussex, James held positions of Digital Curator at the British Library and Postdoctoral Fellow with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College, a convenor of the Institute of Historical Research Digital History seminar, and sits on the editorial board of the The Programming Historian.


Committee Member (Relationship with Digital Preservation Coalition): Chris Fryer