Evolving archival interfaces and the University of Brighton Design Archives

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The University of Brighton Design Archives, strongly embedded in the research context of the university’s design practice and history activities, has participated in a number of collaborative HE initiatives to digitise groups of material for cross-collection searching or in learning packages. Such project-based activities, common to many archives, may not reflect the catalogue hierarchies of the collections from which they are drawn, and consequently the full evidential value of their context. But does this matter when we consider the myriad ways in which an ever-wider range of audiences may now engage with the material, thanks to recent technological developments both inside and outside the archival community?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalArt Libraries Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • archives
  • digital humanities
  • documentation
  • design


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