Event Date:Start at 12:00 AM
February 12, 2022 - February 26, 2022
This course will provide a practical overview to using online archives and enable participants to research their own projects online. The course will cover practical tips on using online newspaper databases, specialist online archives such as wrecksiteEU and RNLI periodical database. It will also give guidance on using the major government archives Heritage Gateway, Canmore and Coflein
Participants will be required to complete the homework tasks in between the two sessions to earn NAS credits.
WHO ARE THE TUTORS?
Mel Taylor is an experience researcher, avocational archaeologist and diver
Sheilah Openshaw has many years’ experience of archival research and runs the NAS Members’ Research Group
WHO IS IT FOR?
The course is aimed at individuals undertaking the NAS Education Programme, either professional or avocational archaeologists who are interested in learning how to use the vast array of archival sources that are available online.
NAS members will receive 10 credits towards their Certificate or Award
WHAT YOU NEED TO JOIN THE ONLINE COURSE
A computer or tablet (phone screens are a bit small to look at for the whole day) with a good internet connection is essential. A built-in or external webcam and microphone are optional. A week before the course you will receive an invitation to the online course session which will be run through GoToMeeting. This is an online video conferencing programme that can be run directly through the internet or you get better connection if you download the small programme – it only takes a minute to do.
If you are concerned about your computer set up, please contact the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org for a test run before the course.
NAS members £40
Non-NAS members £80 (although as NAS membership starts at £12, you’re better off becoming a member and getting the discount rate immediately!)
Two live online sessions two weeks apart with homework to complete in between the sessions. This will allow for a shorter live online to reduce screen fatigue and will also coordinate better with multiple time zones for international participants.
Saturday 12th February 2022
09.30 Introductions and online etiquette
09.45 Overview of course – available online archives
10:15 Online researchers beware – know your sources
10.30 Government repositories – pre-recorded videos from govt officials
11.15 Questions and tea break
11.30 Online newspapers
12.30 Example exercise
13.00 End of day
Homework Practical activity – searching the archives so far
Saturday 26th February 2022
09.30 Review of practical activity
10.00 Useful online databases
11.00 Introduction to Lloyd’s Resources
11.30 Lunch break and practical activity 2
12.30 Review of practical activity
13.00 Using online archive databases and ordering ahead
13.45 Getting involved with NAS
14.00 Course finish