Archives Outside

For people who love, use and manage archives

Archives Outside - For people who love, use and manage archives

It’s official, we’re a part of The Commons on Flickr

It’s been some time since we first applied to be a part of The Commons on Flickr and we are happy to announce that we are now a participating institution.

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Cultural institutions on The Commons share photos from their collections that have ‘no known copyright restrictions’. You can see more about this copyright statement on Flickr.

We’ve been on Flickr since June 2008 and have uploaded over 2100 photos. Our Flickr friends are often busy commenting on/tagging our photos, sharing their considerable knowledge and, researching facts and figures. Our blog series Moments in Time is also shared on our Flickr stream.

By joining The Commons our collection becomes more visible. We are looking forward to meeting new Flickrites to our photostream who enjoy browsing old photos and may also have historical information and knowledge about our photos to share!


Happy holidays (who’s up for some photo hunting during the break?)

The end of the year calls and we’ll be having a break here at Archives Outside… but, never fear! It does not mean an end to all your fun. We wish you all the best and thank you for all the brilliant knowledge, facts and fun you’ve contributed in the last year.

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A virtual holiday tour
(goes nicely with those virtual boxes of chocolates)

Although there should never be anything virtual about chocolates…

We recently came across some wonderful travel brochures hidden in the deep, dark depths of our catalogue and managed to curate some digital galleries for your viewing pleasure (more to come in the New Year).

While browsing this holiday brochure you immediately sprang to mind because some of the photos in this brochure may look familiar to you.

Can you spot which ones are on Flickr and in Photo Investigator? Happy hunting and see you next year!

Snapshot of the Holidays in NSW Travel Brochure

Most viewed 10 posts/pages for 2012

1. Did you watch Underbelly last night? Check out some real life mugshtos of the razor gangs (still)

2. Useful tips for reading handwritten documents

3. Conservation Tip 5: Removing mould from records and archives (it was definitely a wet year)

4. Australian soldiers in black and white

5. Digitising your collection – Part 1: Project Planning

6. Conservation Tip 3: Removing blood from documents

7. What are your tips for dating photos?

8. Regional Archives Centres

9. Digitising your collection (PDF download)

10. Social media strategies for archives – what we learned

Congratulations to all of our photo sleuths this year who have solved many a mystery! Here are a couple of cases in the “unsolved” category from this years Moments in Time series.