Fed up with being a free research resource, Vanessa Toulmin is capitalising on the skills of her staff at her archive
As director of the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield library, my day-to-day job involves building up the collections, researching and highlighting the archive’s holdings to the academic and public communities that it serves. So far, so uncontroversial. But another responsibility – income generation – is seen by many of my colleagues in the wider archival community as problematic.
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