A to Z Collection of Organisations & Resources
An A-Z collection of links to organisations & resources that have been found useful during research for the Burley Community Library & the Burley Archive. More will be added as the research continues.
Very useful site for historical research, they're attempting to build a digital library of all types of content - including web pages, books & texts, audio & video recordings, images & software programs. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars etc.
Archives & Records Association (ARA)
The lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
A Guide to Archival Standards - A brief guide to the various standards applicable to archives and archivists.
Digital Preservation - getting started.
Arts Council England - Supporting Libraries
Public libraries are trusted spaces, free to enter and open to all. In them, people can explore and share reading, information, knowledge and culture. We know that libraries play a broad role in their communities, and we take particular interest in the ways that library spaces can be used to connect the public with other cultural activities.
The Book Guide - sources of secondhand and antiquarian books in the UK including:
Bookshop Guide - UK's secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, bookrooms and market stalls.
Bookfair Calendar - guide to all the secondhand and antiquarian book fairs, ephemera and postcard fairs, charity and library book sales.
Book Auctions Diary - UK auctions containing secondhand, rare and antiquarian books, ephemera, photographs, and works on paper.
Bookbinders Directory - a guide to bookbinders, designers, restorers, and paper conservators in the UK.
Britain From Above - aerial photos of the UK. Features images from the Aerofilms collection, a unique aerial photographic archive. The collection includes 1.26 million negatives and more than 2000 photograph albums. Dating from 1919 to 2006.
British Association for Local History (BALH)
A national charity which promotes local history and serves local historians.
British Library & British Library Catalogue
PG - "Amazing website - still finding new areas to explore, new content ideas for this site & new activities/events for Burley Library & the Burley Archive."
Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG)
A national group which aims to support and promote community archives in the UK & Ireland.
They bring together bodies and organisations concerned with community archives, and provide a forum for the regular exchange of views and information.
CultureHive is a free online resource library for culture professionals.
CultureHive is run by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) – a diverse network of people, passionate about engaging the public in arts, heritage and culture.
Sharing expertise through training and networking events, members work together to influence the sector.
Pricing family events: guidance for arts organisations by Baker Richards for the Family Arts Campaign
Design History Society
Promotes the study of global design histories, and brings together and supports all those engaged in the subject - students, researchers, educators, designers, designer-makers, critics and curators.
A not-for-profit organisation providing a database and an online resource of information to the library community.
Library Makerspaces - a starter guide
Escholarship - Open Access Publications from the University of California
Library Terms That Users Understand by John Kupersmith, 2012
PG - "Found this really useful, terms that I thought would be OK, actually cause problems. Have amended the copy to make the website easier to use, read etc. Though it still needs improvement."
Explore 51,132,068 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe.
This is a meta-catalogue of cultural heritage collections from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. The catalogue includes books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings.
Gov.UK - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Guidance - Libraries and Makerspaces
The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England
In the form of a 2Mb pdf 110 pages Published November 2017
PG - "Of particular relevance to the Burley Archive & Burley Local History Group."
Grace's Guide to British Industrial History
The leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. Their web publication contains 127,516 pages of information and 201,102 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Heritage Crafts Association
In the UK, traditional crafts are not recognised as either arts nor heritage so fall outside the remit of all current support and promotion bodies. The HCA are addressing this situation and safeguarding craft skills and knowledge for the future. Their aim is support & promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage.
Imaginative Book Illustration Society (IBIS)
Established to encourage research into, and to facilitate the exchange of information on book and periodical illustrations, the artists and their publishers. Worldwide membership including artists, collectors, bibliographers, writers and general enthusiasts. Whilst IBIS embraces all aspects of illustrative art, the main emphasis is on the illustration of texts in English since the 1830s.
PG - "Superb website. If you're doing research on illustration, or as an illustrator need inspiration, this site is full of useful info, links, images, bibliographies & publications."
Information Today - Marketing Library Services
Reaching the Elusive Library Non-Users by Donna E. Fletcher
PG - "Some seriously good advice, ideas & strategies for attracting non-users to any library".
Institute of Conservation (Icon)
Icon is the professional body for the conservation of the UK's cultural heritage. Its aim is to improve the understanding of and access to the UK's cultural heritage.
Icon formed in 2005 from the merger of: The Care of Collections Forum, The Institute of Paper Conservation, The Photographic Materials Conservation Group, The Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration and The United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.
A professional body run by and for typographers, graphic designers and educators. The Society has an international membership who share and support its aim to create and inspire interest in all forms of typographic communication.
John Moravec - "A knowmad is what I term a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere."
Manifesto 15 - Evolving Learning
PG - "Some very interesting ideas around the knowledge society, gig economy, the future of education, work, place & community."
An independent national organisation set up in 1984 to support Friends of Library groups and to campaign for improved services in publicly funded libraries.
Locality - Communities Ambitious for Change. National network of community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive.
PG - "They have a whole section on Community Libraries.
Particularly useful is their Knowledge Hub within this you'll find a whole range of useful resources.
Item No.4 Making a Convincing Case & Securing Investment (& its subsections) under their Planning Tool, is worthy of being read by everyone involved with Burley Community Library."
Marketing for Libraries - An Overview
PG - "A good read for anybody involved with supporting & promoting libraries in their communities. US site but applicable to the UK or anywhere."
National Archives - Explore 1000 years of history.
Archives Sector Support - Providing help to develop other organisations collections & archives services.
Collection Development Tools & Guidance - this is in the form of a pdf
Archives Unlocked - The NA plans for the future.
NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)
Organisation supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK.
National Library of Scotland
Excellent website particularly for their digital resources such as OS Maps.
On the OS Maps index page:
Select "Find my place", click off the help screen, zoom in on the map, find the bounding box that takes in the area you're interested in, down the left-hand side of the screen find "Choose a map series" - select "OS Six-inch 1840s - 1960s", down the right-hand side of the screen will be listed the OS Maps for various years.
Last year charities in the U.S. received over $300 billion in donations. A large portion of those donations occurred online.
PG - "Found it a very good read, lots of practical ideas for any size of non profit organisation. Though written for the US market, its just as applicable to the UK."
The Poetry Archive
It has a vision to acquire and make recordings of contemporary English-language poets reading their own work, to collect and preserve recordings of great poets from the past, and to make extracts from all these recordings available free of charge in as enjoyable and accessible way as possible.
Arts organisation representing British poetry both nationally and internationally, with a mission to advance the study, use and enjoyment of poetry for both children and adults.
Public Library News - What's Happening to Your Library?
PG - "Stuffed full of everything to do with libraries in the UK. Huge range of resources, campaigns, news, tips, tricks and information."
A charity whose mission is to inspire people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes. They support people at all stages of their reading journey.
Royal Society of Literature - The Literature Matters Hub
What difference does literature make to the world and to people’s lives? This Hub offers a searchable library of quotations, comments, arguments, evidence and ideas about the value of great writing.
SCBWI - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Professional organisation dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. The organisation has branches all over the world.
The national centre for children's books. Celebrating children's books and reading.
Society of Authors (SoA)
The SoA is a trade union for all types of writers, illustrators and literary translators, at all stages of their careers.
Public Libraries - Libraries are the best cradles of lifelong learning - we let them run down at our peril. We urge the Government to urgently increase and ring-fence funding to public libraries which are essential gateways to information, culture and imagination.
School Libraries - Malorie Blackman - "I find it fascinating that school libraries in this country are not mandatory but a library in prison is."
Stallfinder.com - stallholders, events & fundraising
PG - "Excellent site for finding events to go to and/or finding stallholders for fundraising activities."
Victoria & Albert Museum - Art Web Resources
A selective list of freely available web resources relating to art and design that are useful for research. It includes links to portals to other library and archives collections and full-text content including e-books and e-journals.
National Art Library
Public reference collection of literature on the fine and decorative arts including books, journals, exhibition catalogues, auction house sales catalogues, comics, e-resources, archives, children's books, theatre & performance research collections.
(Note: This is in the form of a pdf).
PG - "Required reading for anybody involved with Libraries - librarians, management committees, community volunteers & library members."
Burley Community Library, Grange Road, Burley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire England LS29 7HD
Opening Times: Monday & Tuesday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 1.00pm to 6.00pm, Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Closed Wednesday & Sunday
Burley Archive: Tuesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm & Friday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Closed Wednesday & Sunday
Burley Archive: Tuesday 2.30pm to 4.30pm & Friday 2.30pm to 4.30pm