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Davies - Archivist - Wolverhampton, England, UK

Karen Davies

Wolverhampton, England, UK




Caring for the non-current or semi-current records associated with the activities of an organisation.

Work History

Cataloguing Archivist

Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies

From June 2013

Responsible for all aspects of caring for the City of Wolverhampton's archives.
Key responsibilities
* The review, appraisal, sorting, arranging, and description of archive material in accordance with ISAD(G) and local cataloguing standards using CALM cataloguing software.
* Working with volunteers and local history groups with regard to the cataloguing and sorting of material.
* Effectively dealing with queries concerning the deposit of material, advising on acceptance of such material and providing data for the collection as required.

Archives Assistant

Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies

From January 2009

Assisting members of the public including volunteers in a busy search room.
Key responsibilities
* Manning of the public counter and operating the search room including effective handling of incoming customer enquiries and efficient retrieval from the repository of material to be consulted.

Documentation Assistant

Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

June 2008 - January 2009

Documentation Assistant – Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Data migration on to a collections database via CALM cataloguing software.
Key responsibilities
* The uploading of photographed objects from prioritized collections and the recording of image information on to the collections database.

Project Archives Assistant

Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies

March 2006 - May 2008

Project Archives Assistant – Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies
Assisted with the cataloguing of local industrial and business archive material for a three year HLF project entitled ‘Documenting the Workshop of the World’
Key responsibilities
* The successful scanning and cataloguing of over 7000 images from the archives repositories at Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

Project Researcher

Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies

September 2005 - April 2006

Research for a one year HLF oral history project entitled 'Stirring Memories'.
Key responsibilities
* The provision of key research to support this local history project of an industrial area of Wolverhampton.

Qualifications & Certifications

MSc (Econ) Archive Administration: Merit. Qualified with Diploma 2011.

Aberystwyth University

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Wolverhampton College of Further Education

BA (Hons) History: First Class

University of Wolverhampton

Coppice High School, Wolverhampton

Research Assistant

Lighthouse Media Centre

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