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Borthwick news: 2016

Price changes in 2017

Friday 16 December 2016

There will be some changes to our reprographics charges in the new year.

In my will I bequeath you... a brown cow and a chamber pot

Thursday 8 December 2016

More than 700 wills and other documents dating from 1576 – 1650 have been digitised, indexed and made freely available by the University of York.

Counting down to Christmas

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Our 2016 Advent Calendar is here to help you count down the days until Christmas.

Digital Preservation Awards 2016

Tuesday 29 November 2016

The winners of the Digital Preservation Awards will soon be announced!

Christmas break and December closures

Monday 21 November 2016

Our main searchroom will be closed across several days in December and during the Christmas break.

New digital preservation report released

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Final project report for Filling the Digital Preservation Gap is now available

Photographs from Retreat archive online

Wednesday 7 September 2016

A collection of over 1500 photographs from the Retreat archive is now available to view online

Digital Preservation Awards finalist

Wednesday 7 September 2016

We are finalists in the Research and Innovation Category of the prestigious Digital Preservation Awards!

Borthwick staff at the ARA conference

Friday 26 August 2016

Several members of Borthwick staff will be presenting at the Archives and Records Association conference this year.

Searchroom Closures - August and September

Friday 12 August 2016

The main searchroom will be closed or have limited opening across two days in August and September.

New exhibition at Fairfax House

Friday 29 July 2016

A number of our archives and special collections are on loan to Fairfax House for a major new exhibition.

Filming in the Searchroom, 25 July 2016

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Visitors should be aware that on Monday 25th July between 14:00 and 15:00 filming will be taking place in the searchroom.

Our excellent customer service

Tuesday 17 May 2016

For the third year running, Information Services (Library, IT and Archives) have successfully achieved the Customer Service Excellence Award.

Searchroom Closure

Tuesday 12 April 2016

During the morning of Monday 16 May the searchroom will be closed for a general staff meeting.

Have a look at our new catalogue

Wednesday 6 April 2016

A wealth of information about our holdings can now be accessed via our new online catalogue.

Can you help test our catalogue?

Thursday 24 March 2016

We are looking for people to test our new online catalogue before launch

Refurbishment of the Burton Reading Room

Monday 14 March 2016

The Burton Reading Room will be closed from Monday 14 March, and will remain closed throughout the Easter vacation.

Easter and May searchroom closures

Friday 11 March 2016

The main searchroom will be closed across several days for the Easter break and May Bank holidays.

Work Experience Placements

Wednesday 2 March 2016

The Borthwick Institute for Archives has an opportunity for University of York students interested in buildings history to work in a stimulating and fast-paced environment.

Launch of a digital goldmine: York’s Archbishops’ Registers online for first time

Monday 29 February 2016

The University of York will, on 1 March, launch a website that makes one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today available online.

New report on digital preservation released

Friday 5 February 2016

A new report has been released detailing our work with the University of Hull to use Archivematica for the preservation of digital research data

Searchroom Closure

Friday 5 February 2016

During the morning of Monday 15 February the searchroom will be closed for a general staff meeting.

Setting standards in the Borthwick

Monday 1 February 2016

We set service standards for many aspects of the services that we deliver, and measure ourselves against them to ensure that we’re meeting your requirements.

Archives staff help make it a drier January for flood victims

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Experts at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York have stepped in to help householders and businesses save precious family mementos and important documents damaged by floods.