During our first week at the Richard Burton Archives we learnt about how they scan archival documents. This is an important part of an archivist’s work as it can help to preserve documents by minimising the need for the original to be produced and it can enable access to those who can’t visit. Digitisation can also help promote the wealth of material in the Archives.

 

 

Unlike scanning we’d undertaken previously there were more things to consider with archival documents:

  • Photographs are removed from their protective Melinex sleeves and are only handled when wearing nitrile gloves
  • Quality checks are performed including zooming in on the document to check the image is not distorted, and greyscale checks to ensure the colour has been replicated
  • No alterations are made to the ‘Master Copy’
  • Agreed conventions are used to name the file

 

We used both the flat bed and overhead scanners that the Archives have. This choice of scanners enables a wide variety of documents to be digitally copied and during our placement we had the opportunity to scan photographs and a silk play bill.

 

This experience has shown us how varied the role of an archivist can be and we are interested to find out more about digital preservation and the digitisation of documents.

 

 

 

Yn ystod ein hwythnos gyntaf yn Archifau Richard Burton, dysgasom am sut maent yn sganio dogfennau archifol. Mae hon yn rhan bwysig o waith archifydd ac mae’n gallu helpu i gadw dogfennau trwy leihau’r angen i’r ddogfen wreiddiol gael ei chyflwyno. Hefyd mae’n galluogi’r rhai nad oes modd iddynt ymweld â’r safle i gael mynediad i’r ddogfen. Hefyd gall digideiddio helpu i hyrwyddo’r wledd o ddeunydd yn yr Archifau.

 

Yn wahanol i’r sganio roeddem wedi’i wneud o’r blaen, roedd mwy o bethau i’w hystyried wrth sganio dogfennau archifol:

  • Caiff ffotograffau eu tynnu o’u pocedi Melinex diogelu ac ni chaiff neb gyffwrdd â nhw oni bai ei fod yn gwisgo menig nitril
  • Caiff gwiriadau ansawdd eu cynnal gan gynnwys closio ar y ddogfen i wirio nad yw’r ddelwedd wedi’i hystumio, a chynhelir gwiriadau graddlwyd i sicrhau bod y lliw wedi’i atgynhyrchu
  • Ni wneir unrhyw newidiadau i’r ‘Prif Gopi’
  • Defnyddir confensiynau y cytunwyd arnynt i enwi’r ffeil

 

Buom yn defnyddio’r peiriannau sganio wyneb gwastad a’r peiriannau sganio uwchben sydd gan yr Archifau. Mae cael dewis rhwng y peiriannau sganio yn galluogi amrywiaeth eang o ddogfennau i gael eu copïo yn ddigidol ac yn ystod ein lleoliad cawsom gyfle i sganio ffotograffau a phosteri sidan am sioe.

 

Mae’r profiad hwn wedi dangos i ni pa mor amrywiol y gall rôl archifydd fod ac mae gennym ni ddiddordeb mewn dod o hyd i wybodaeth bellach am gadwraeth ddigidol a digideiddio dogfennau.

April 27th, 2015

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Link to the student training package: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/blogs/iptutor/

This resource provided by the Intellectual Property Office provides a self-taught training package for students to educate themselves about IP issues. The topics covered include copyright, patents, design and trademarks. There are four modules available, covering “Humanities”, “Creative”, “Business, Law and Accounting” and “Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths”. Each of the four modules takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and you are awarded a certificate of completion.

By the end of the modules you should be able to:

  • identify the different types of IP
  • understand the role of IP in your chosen area
  • gain a skill that will be useful for you and any potential employer
  • be accredited by the IPO once you have completed the course

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Tiwtor Eiddo Deallusol – Hyfforddiant Eiddo Deallusol i Fyfyrwyr

Mae’r adnodd hwn a ddarperir gan y Swyddfa Eiddo Deallusol yn rhoi pecyn hyfforddi hunan-addysgol i fyfyrwyr addysgu eu hunain am faterion yn ymwneud ag Eiddo Deallusol. Mae pedwar modiwl ar gael yn cynnwys Y Dyniaethau, Creadigol, Busnes, y Gyfraith a Chyfrifeg a Gwyddoniaeth, Technoleg, Peirianneg a Mathemateg. Bydd pob un o’r pedwar modiwl yn cymryd tua 30 munud i’w gwblhau a byddwch chi’n derbyn tystysgrif gwblhau ar y diwedd.

Erbyn diwedd y modiwlau dylech chi allu:

  • Adnabod y mathau gwahanol o Eiddo Deallusol
  • Deall rôl Eiddo Deallusol yn eich dewis faes
  • Ennill sgil a fydd yn ddefnyddiol i chi ac i unrhyw gyflogwr posib
  • Cael eich achredu gan y Swyddfa Eiddo Deallusol unwaith eich bod chi wedi cwblhau’r cwrs

 

March 16th, 2015

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Copyright Training for University Lecturers

A short, practical online course

Jisc Legal now provide a ‘need to know’ online training course in copyright law – designed to bring academic staff and those supporting academic staff up to speed on legally using other people’s materials in teaching and learning.

It is a standalone learning module which takes about an hour to complete and consists of some video, some audio segments, some animations and some text pages. The course is free to use and is available to HE institutions in the UK to train staff on how to use other people’s work in their own lecturing resources and academic work.

To register or find out more about the short practical online course please visit – http://jiscleg.al/copyrightcourse

Hyfforddiant Hawlfraint i Ddarlithwyr Prifysgol

Cwrs byr, ymarferol ar-lein

Mae Jisc Legal yn awr yn cynnig cwrs hyfforddi ‘angen i chi ei wybod’ ar-lein mewn cyfraith hawlfraint – sydd â’r nod o ddiweddaru staff academaidd, a’r rhai sy’n eu cefnogi, ar ddefnyddio deunydd pobl eraill yn gyfreithlon wrth addysgu a dysgu.

Mae’n fodiwl dysgu unigol sy’n cymryd rhyw awr i’w gwblhau ac yn cynnwys ychydig o ddeunydd fideo, darnau sain, animeiddio ac ychydig o dudalennau ysgrifenedig. Mae’r cwrs am ddim ac ar gael i sefydliadau Addysg Uwch yn y DU er mwyn hyfforddi staff ar sut i ddefnyddio gwaith pobl eraill fel rhan o’u hadnoddau darlithio a’u gwaith academaidd.

September 9th, 2014

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Free English Classes are being offered at Swansea University during July 2014:

Monday 7th July 2014 to Friday 1st August 2014
Monday to Friday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
Keir Hardie Building Rooms 250 and 248

Swansea University will be running classes at two levels: pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate, both running from 13.30 to 15.30.
Information about the classes can be found at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/elts/teacher-training/free-classes/

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Mae Prifysgol Abertawe yn cynnig dosbarthiadau saesneg rhad ac am ddim yn ystod Gorffennaf 2014:

Dydd Llun 7 Gorffennaf 2014 tan ddydd Gwener 1 Awst 2014
Dydd Llun tan ddydd Gwener 1:30y.p. – 3:30y.p.
Adeilad Keir Hardie, Ystafelloedd 250 a 248

Mae Prifysgol Abertawe yn cynnal dosbarthiadau ar ddwy lefel: cyn ganolradd ac uwch ganolradd, a chynhelir y ddau ddosbarth o 13.30 tan 15.30.
Mae gwybodaeth am y dosbarthiadau rhad ac am ddim ar: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/elts/teacher-training/free-classes/

July 14th, 2014

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All staff are welcome to attend the following session in Training Room 3 in the Library next Thursday.  To book a place please email i.glen@swan.ac.uk

Finding images for use in teaching

8th May 1– 2pm

This session will explore ways to find high quality images which can be legally used in Blackboard and on the Web.    A variety of websites will be examined, such as Wellcome Images and JISCMedia Hub.

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Mae croeso i bob aelod o staff ddod i’r sesiwn canlynol i staff yn Ystafell Gyfrifiaduron 3 yn y Llyfrgell ar Ddydd Iau yr wythnos nesaf. Er mwyn archebu lle anfonwch e-bost at i.glen@swan.ac.uk

Dod o hyd i ddelweddau at ddibenion addysgu

8 Mai 1 –  2yp

Bydd y sesiwn hon yn trafod ffyrdd o ddod o hyd i ddelweddau o ansawdd dda y gellir eu defnyddio’n gyfreithlon ar Blackboard ac ar y We. Ystyrir amrywiaeth o wefannau, megis Wellcome Images a JISCMedia Hub.

April 30th, 2014

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All staff are welcome to attend the following session in Training Room 3 in the Library next Wednesday.  To book a place please email i.glen@swan.ac.uk

7th May   11 – 12pm

More and more information about you and your research is being found in bibliographic databases and open websites. It is being viewed by potential employers, funders and other researchers. After this session, you will understand how this information is collated, and know how to ensure that your Research Profile is current, accurate and the best it can be.

This is a practical session in which participants will use a range of tools from Researcher ID in Web of Science through to Impact Story to manage their research identity for greatest impact.

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Mae croeso i bob aelod o staff ddod i’r sesiwn canlynol i staff yn Ystafell Gyfrifiaduron 3 yn y Llyfrgell ar Ddydd Mercher yr wythnos nesaf. Er mwyn archebu lle anfonwch e-bost at i.glen@swan.ac.uk

7 Mai 11 – 12

Ceir fwyfwy o wybodaeth amdanoch chi ac am eich ymchwil mewn basau data bywgraffiadol ac ar wefannau agored. Mae cyflogwyr posibl, arianwyr, ac ymchwilwyr eraill yn gweld yr wybodaeth hon. Ar ôl y sesiwn hon, byddwch yn deall sut mae’r wybodaeth hon yn cael ei chasglu, ac yn gwybod y ffordd orau o sicrhau bod eich Proffil Ymchwil yn gyfredol ac yn gywir – a chystal ag y gallai fod.

Mae hyn yn sesiwn ymarferol, a byddwch yn defnyddio ystod o offer o Hunaniaeth Ymchwilydd yn ‘Web of Science’ i ‘Impact Story’ i reoli’ch hunaniaeth ymchwil er mwyn sicrhau’r effaith fwyaf.

April 29th, 2014

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EndNote is a software package which allows you to:

  • Collect and organize references to use in your research
  • Work with Microsoft Word to format citations and produce a professional looking list of references
  • Save references from Web of Science and other databases
  • Search databases such as iFind Discover and store your results

There will be a drop-in workshop held in the Library on:

Friday 9th May 10-11.30am (Training Room 3)

More information can be found on Blackboard and if you need advice about versions of EndNote or referencing contact your subject librarians for help.

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Gweithdy am EndNote, meddalwedd sy’n eich galluogi i:

  • Casglu a threfnu cyfeiriadau i’w defnyddio yn eich gwaith ymchwil
  • Gweithio gyda Microsoft Word i fformatio cyfeiriadau a chynhyrchu rhestr sy’n edrych yn broffesiynol
  • Arbed cyfeiriadau o Web of Science a chronfeydd data eraill
  • Chwilio cronfeydd data megis iFind Discover a storio eich canlyniadau

Bydd gweithdai yn y Llyfrgell ar:

Dydd Gwener 9fed Mai 10-11.30yb (Ystafell Hyfforddi 3)

Mae mwy o wybodaeth ar gael ar ein tudalennau Blackboard , neu os ydych angen cyngor am fersiynau o EndNote neu am gyfeirnodi, cysylltwch â’ch llyfrgellydd  pwnc i gael help.

April 29th, 2014

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Research Impact (Taster session)
Friday 14 February, 10 – 12

This session will give an overview of online tools that can help raise your research profile. We will look at ways of claiming your researcher identity to link your publications and citations, social networking sites and social media. The aim is to discuss the various options with their pros and cons so you can devise a personal strategy – we will then be running future in-depth, hands-on sessions to help you get going.

All staff are welcome to attend the following session in Training Room 3 in the Library this week. To book a place please email i.glen@swan.ac.uk

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Effaith Ymchwil (Sesiwn Blasu)
Dydd Gwener 14 Chwefror, 10 – 12

Bydd y sesiwn hon yn rhoi trosolwg o’r offer arlein a allai helpu i godi’ch proffil ymchwil. Byddwn yn trafod ffyrdd o hawlio’ch hunaniaeth ymchwil i gysylltu’ch cyhoeddiadau a dyfyniadau, gwefannau rhwydweithio cymdeithasol, a chyfryngau cymdeithasol. Y nod yw trafod y gwahanol opsiynau gan nodi eu manteision a’u hanfanteision fel y gallwch lunio strategaeth bersonol – wedyn, byddwn yn cynnal sesiynau dwys ymarferol yn y dyfodol i helpu i’ch rhoi ar y trywydd iawn.

Mae croeso i bob aelod o staff ddod i’r sesiwn canlynol yn Ystafell Hyfforddi 3 yn y Llyfrgell yr wythnos hon. Er mwyn archebu lle anfonwch e-bost at i.glen@swan.ac.uk

February 11th, 2014

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Our full list of staff training sessions can be found at the ISS Training for Staff page.  The next staff training session will be:

Staff training session – Digimap

  • Thursday 25th April 1-2
  • Training Room 3 in the Library

To book a place please email i.glen@swansea.ac.uk

Digimap gives online access to Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain. This session will teach you how to access a ready-made map through Digimap ROAM and to create your own map using data available in the database.

Mae manylion llawn am sesiynau eraill sydd ar gael i staff ar y dudalen am hyfforddiant i staff. Mae’r sesiwn hyfforddiant nesaf yn trafod y pwnc:

Digimap

  • Dydd Iau 25 Ebrill 1-2
  • Ystafell Hyfforddi 3 yn y Llyfrgell

Er mwyn archebu lle, anfonwch e-bost at i.glen@abertawe.ac.uk.

Mae Digimap yn darparu mynediad ar-lein i fapiau Arolwg Ordnans Prydain Fawr. Bydd y sesiwn hwn yn eich dysgu sut i edrych ar fap parod drwy Digimap ROAM a chreu eich map eich hun gan ddefnyddio data sydd ar gael yn y gronfa ddata.

April 16th, 2013

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Our full list of staff training sessions can be found at the ISS Training for Staff page.  The next staff training session will be:

Staff training session – Open Access

  • Friday 3rd May 2-3
  • Training Room 3 in the Library

To book a place please email i.glen@swansea.ac.uk

Get answers to these questions and many more at this session.

  • How does Open Access publishing work?
  • What are the pros and cons?
  • What research papers can I deposit in an institutional repository?
  • Where do I find funders’ policies on OA?
  • How is Swansea University going to help fund OA publishing?
  • Tools to help the author.

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Mae manylion llawn am sesiynau eraill sydd ar gael i staff ar y dudalen am hyfforddiant i staff. Mae’r sesiwn hyfforddiant nesaf yn trafod y pwnc:

Mynediad Agored

  • Dydd Gwener 3 Mai 2-3
  • Ystafell Hyfforddi 3 yn y Llyfrgell

Er mwyn archebu lle, anfonwch e-bost at i.glen@abertawe.ac.uk.

Am atebion i’r cwestiynau hyn a llawer mwy, dewch i’r sesiwn.

  • Sut mae cyhoeddi Mynediad Agored yn gweithio?
  • Beth yw’r manteision a’r anfanteision?
  • Pa bapurau ymchwil allaf eu hadneuo mewn storfa sefydliadol?
  • Ble’r gallaf ddod o hyd i bolisïau arianwyr ar Fynediad Agored?
  • Sut fydd Prifysgol Abertawe yn helpu i ariannu cyhoeddi Mynediad Agored?
  • Offer i gynorthwyo’r awdur.

April 16th, 2013

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