Category Archives: Archivist at work

Posts which focus on the process of cataloguing and documenting the material in the collection

Digitising Blyton – the story continues…

Once we’ve made our selection of material for digitisation, every chosen item is reproduced as a high-resolution tiff file.  These large, high quality images serve as digital master files, stored off-line and only accessible to authorised members of staff.  Creating digital images from … Continue reading

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Digitising Blyton – what to choose?

Now that the Blyton collection has been fully catalogued and numbered, we can start work on digitising some of the material.  As with most of the material in the Seven Stories archive, the Blyton typescripts are all still protected by … Continue reading

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A milestone reached

I am delighted to announce that I have now completed the cataloguing of the Enid Blyton Collection!  There have been quite a few challenges, and exciting discoveries, along the way and it feels like quite an achievement to have reached … Continue reading

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Noddy on television

My first day back at work after the Christmas holiday, and I’ve spent the afternoon watching episodes of Noddy.  It is work, honestly!  We acquired a large number of Noddy videos as part of the collection, and in order to … Continue reading

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Too many books!

Yesterday, I was creating Enid Blyton’s name authority file to accompany the catalogue in our database.  A name authority file is basically a brief biographical sketch of the author, noting significant events in their life and career, which gives a … Continue reading

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The writer and the typewriter

I have been doing a little more work this week on the play Famous Five Adventure.  In the auction lot were two copies of the typescript for the play – a top copy, typed in red and black ink, and a … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Fatty’s Overcoat

Today I have been reading through the typescript of The Mystery of Holly Lane, from the Five Find-Outers series.  I have been writing the catalogue description, and comparing the typescript against the published book.  As with most of Blyton’s typescripts, … Continue reading

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