Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Archives in the Movies

We are currently feeling inspired by/ jealous of Glasgow University Archive's brill new tour video. (See Below).

It makes archiving look so cool (which, ahem, it  totally is) what with the spookily lit busts, stylish nerd spec and white glove fashion statements and people keeking down tubes at the camera.

We are going to do one too, but it may not look as slick as Glasgow's. We shall make up for the mobile phone footage, however, by injecting the proceedings with some fab musical numbers. The main emphasis shall of course be showing all the various spaces and resources of Orkney Archive, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for a melodramatic sub-plot involving long lost twin brothers, an evil baron trying to introduce paper chewing mould to the strongrooms and a song and dance finale involving strings of plastic paper clips, desk lamps and ra-ra skirts made of acid free paper.


  1. Oh my - yet another great archive to visit!
    Wombat in Toronto

  2. It's such a great film - I was out for dinner with a friend and we were discussing it (archives over dinner - as you do!) and saying it just makes you want to work there. It's a great piece of promotion for the archive.

  3. It's clear that a lot of work has gone into it. More archive promotions needed!


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