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Purpose of the role

  • To make historical correspondence dating from 1930s – 1960s accessible to researchers and academics via a specially designed database
  • Specifically, to enter scanned correspondence into a database

Requisite skills/experience

  • Experience of similar work with databases
  • Willingness and confidence to become familiar with project computer package
  • Ability to work independently and thoroughly
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience of working with archival documents and interest in local history
  • Reliability, trustworthiness, responsibility

Information for volunteers

  • Initial work at University of Exeter – then work at home via broadband access to the Internet
  • All cataloguing volunteers will be interviewed and may require a DBS check
  • Volunteers will receive a comprehensive induction and training in using any relevant equipment
  • New volunteers will be supported by staff and experienced volunteers, including dealing with potentially distressing content

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