With the following wind of a Heritage Lottery grant, things are now moving forwards at the National Jazz Archive in Loughton, Essex. A new website (it still says beta) was launched a couple of weeks ago. There is already a facility to SEARCH THE CATALOGUE, although archive materials are being added only gradually. As the archive’s newsletter states:
“Over the next eighteen months the new site will be populated with regular news updates from the archive, blog posts from staff, learning resources for teachers and our searchable catalogue of archive holdings.”
There are three LEARNING RESOURCES already up.
In addition to the long-term presence of archivist David Nathan, the set-up includes Angela Davies (Project Manager for Story of British Jazz HLF Project), Fiona Cormack (Project Archivist) Sam Fieldhouse (Learning Manager), George Thomas ( Imaging and Indexing Assistant) and volunteers.
For more information on recent developments try the archive’s May 23rd Newsletter. There will also be a 25th Anniversary celebration in the autumn….
Time to go and dig!