Behind the Scenes: The Cataloguing Forum Visit Kelvin Hall

The National Library of Scotland opened its premises in Kelvin Hall officially last September. It houses our Moving Image Archive and it gives on site access to our enormous electronic legal deposit resources as well as the many databases that we subscribe too. The Moving Image Archive has some government film on healthy eating to view on the tablets in the viewing area. It is well worth a visit.

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This month those of us in the Cataloguing Forum were invited for a guided tour around the recently renovated Kelvin Hall – formerly an exhibition venue, Transport Museum, and sports arena – now a luxury arts and sports venue. Most notably, Kelvin Hall is now the new home of the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery’s extraordinarily large and diverse collection, as well as the National Library of Scotland’s ‘Moving Image Archive’ which hosts over 100 years of Scottish history on film. For many of us, it was also a chance to see EMu – a piece of collections management software – ‘in action’ for the very first time.

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Our guide – Victoria Woodcock, the Archive Cataloguer working with the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery as they transition to their new venue – first took us round the engagement, digitisation, and conservation spaces which will be central to the…

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