York St John University launches its digital archive
18th November 2008 | Press Release
York St John University Library and Information Services has today launched its digital archive, showcasing the work of students and staff of the university, and making it available to the wider community.
Other uses for the archive are as a repository for digitising other collections held at the university, such as the Rees-Williams Victorian Children’s Book Collection and the Theatre Royal Archive, for which funding is being sought. The archive runs on PTFS ArchivalWare software which is a web-based, full-text search and retrieval system for digital libraries used to store, access, and manage digital archive collections. Source formats include digital documents, books, news clippings, photographs, video and audio collections and other electronically published material. For further information on the archive and the project, please contact
Helen Westmancoat, Deputy University Librarian, [email protected]) or
Lauren Shipley, Digital Archive Development Coordinator [email protected])
About York St John University
York St John University can trace its roots back 167 years when it started life as a Church of England Teacher Training College in 1841. The university offers a wide range of programmes, and has particular strengths in Education and Theology, Sports Science and Psychology, Health and the Creative Arts. The University has approx. 6,000 students, 65% of whom are following full-time programmes of study: 86% study at undergraduate level and 14% at postgraduate.
York St John also has a Business Development Centre and the York St John Business School that can help develop businesses through improving performance, competitiveness and productivity Further information on C4C can be found at http://www.c4ccetl.ac.uk