Archives Outside

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Our first year blogging – Archives Outside turns 1 year old

On Saturday, May 22 Archives Outside is one year old!

We can’t quite believe it; the last 12 months have flown by for those of us working behind the scenes.

We’d like to thank you for participating

Without the support and contributions from the community that has sprung up around Archives Outside it wouldn’t be the success it is today. We’d like to acknowledge all those who have actively contributed to the blog.  Below is a cloud (generated by showing the names of all the people who have left comments on Archives Outside. The larger the name, the more comments contributed.

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Shoutout to our Guest posters!

We’d also like to thank all the guest posters who have so generously given their time and effort to help populate the blog with posts on all things ‘archival’. Here’s to more successful collaborations in Year Two!

If you’d like to write a guest post for us please get in touch.

We haven’t forgotten you ‘lurkers’

Yes, you know who you are. You might not have left a comment or written a post but you have become a regular reader and visit us often. Thank you :)

Behind the scenes Supporters

Last but not least, we would also like to thank our supporters behind the scenes at State Records NSW.  None of this would have been possible without the Executive, our Managers and our colleagues, all of whom who have supported, promoted and given us feedback. So we say:

(Because when you say it with chocolate it really counts)

What do we see happening here in the future?

We have worked hard to bring this ‘blog idea’ to fruition and have not run out of ideas (yet). So stay tuned! We’ve got a lot of exciting things planned for the next 12 months that we can’t wait to share with you.

Best wishes

Anthea Brown, Rhonda Campbell & Fiona Sullivan (aka The Archives Outside Team)

Category: Digital 2.0
  • Jim Belshaw says:

    Congratulations all. I stand in awe.

    A little while back, I was doing some temporary work for a NSW agency and, because I was interested, became chair of a working party to upgrade a web site. Each content change required a formal submission with a three level approval process. Any structural change, even as simple as an alteration to the tree, required an IT submission. Needless to say, beyond some tidying up, the web site is much as it was.

    I am impressed with what you have achieved and with the fact that you have been allowed to achieve it. Long may it continue!

    May 21, 2010 at 9:59 am
  • jenni says:

    Well done you clever little Smarties! (I will desist from making any puns about jelly babies) I hope you have enjoyed making the blog as much as many of us have enjoyed reading it.

    May 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm
  • pellethepoet says:

    Thanks for allowing your Flickr friends to be a part of your blog. I look forward to each ‘Can You Identify …’ challenge. Keep them coming! And seeing that friends should know one another’s name, my name’s Ben Jackman (shhh! that’s between us) :)

    May 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm
  • Nicole Davis says:

    wooo – congrats guys! I really enjoy reading your blog and it’s a great reference for us here at MV.

    Ah ben – you are revealed. I’m alternatively known as agrippinamaior – on some blogs i use the psuedonym but on others i forget :-)

    May 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm
  • Christine Yeats says:

    Congratulations to everyone involved in Archives Outside! It has been a great year for ‘blogging’. Christine

    May 24, 2010 at 9:17 am
  • Jim Belshaw says:

    Off topic, Ben, thanks for the possible lead on photos of Curly Ryan. I have brought this up in the main post itself. Hopefully Jason will see it.

    May 25, 2010 at 7:06 am
  • Jan says:

    Just a thank you for the birthday sweeties!!
    And an even bigger thank you for creating this forum with so many interesting and varied topics. The ‘feedback’ comments are fascinating, so many folk with such in depth knowledge about the most obscure topics!!
    Every time I see AOutside in my Inbox, it is a jewel among all the day to day stuff; I save it to read as a real treat, like the best choccie in the box!!
    Brilliant!!! Jan

    May 28, 2010 at 9:34 am
  • Rhonda Cetta-Hoye says:

    Congratulations Everyone on a terrific year. I really look forward to my e-mails and always open them first.

    I had an e-mail from a friend who is very well known in the Post Card Collection Society. She, Gwen, said “Rhonda I didn’t know you belonged to the Post Card Society” when I said I didn’t and in fact didn’t know there was a Postcard Society. It turns out that my name popped up in the Post Card Society Newsletter and it was about a comment I had posted on Archives Outside.

    So there you go.

    The link here reminded me of the amazing Archives story on the Books saving the life of the lady when the building collapsed: (in particular note of the book title to the left of the stack. Deliberate or pure chance?)

    Thanks for all your hard work Everyone, it is really appreciated.

    Rhonda Cetta-Hoye

    May 31, 2010 at 9:33 am
  • Trevor Ambrose says:

    Guest posters looks great. I’m excited about what is planned for the next 12 months. Thank you Anthea Brown.

    March 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm