While some organizations have relapsed to stasis during the pandemic others have grabbed the opportunity.
North East Wales Archives, like many organizations, has been taking to social media recounting stories arising from the collections. However, it’s the work to make the major content of the collection accessible that’s of greater value.
For instance, staff in Ruthin, part of the new NEWA, have added a further 14,000 records previously only available in hard copy to their online catalogue since March last year.
Maps are a significant part of online content including Denbighshire Enclosure Maps and Awards, and Ordnance Survey Maps and tithe maps.
NEWA is also a partner in the Deep Mapping Estate Archives, from the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates at Bangor University — an innovative project.