Apologies for cross-posting.
A new listserve has been set up for archivists in the higher education
sector. It is intended primarily for archivists who have
responsibility for the institutional archives of their university.
Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information about
managing such archives, and to encourage the promotion of these
collections as teaching and research resources.
The creation of this list follows a meeting of university archivists
held at the University of Manchester in November 2008, which agreed to
develop a forum to promote this type of archive collection. A
further meeting of the group will be held at Cambridge in May 2009.
To join the HE archivists list, go to
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/HEARCHIVISTS, and select "join or leave list".
I would stress that the list will deal with matters relating to the
institutional archives of universities, related archives of university
staff/student groups and personal papers of academic staff, rather
than with the broader range of archive and manuscript collections
typically found within
university special collections departments.
If you require further information about the list or related matters,
please get in touch with me.
The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester,
e-mail: [log in to unmask]