Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Industrial action to hit archives

Several archives will be affected by industrial action this coming Thursday 30th June, following the decision by the Public and Commercial Services Union to go on strike.

In Edinburgh, the National Records of Scotland (www.nrscotland.gov.uk) will offer a partial service only. There will be access to self-service microfilm and digital images in the Historical and Legal Search Rooms, to catalogues and open-shelf library books, and adoption appointments will be upheld. However, there will be no document productions, copy orders or supervised locker facilities. For more information, call 0131 535 1365.

The ScotlandsPeople Centre (www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk) is also likely to be hit, but its site merely states for the moment that "Visitors are advised that due to industrial action we may not be able to provide a full service next Thursday, 30th June."

In England, the National Archives at Kew (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) will be closed altogether.

For other archives, do check in advance before you make a trip that may turn out to be in vain!

Chris

2 comments:

Fiona said...

Angus archives is open as usual

Chris Paton said...

Thanks Fiona!