ABTEM have been asked if they could help find a home for a Drummond ‘M’ type 3.5inch centre lathe. It is a treadle lathe probably purchased in early 1920s.
It has been kept oiled and still turns and also has the tools that come with it along with it’s handbook and original receipt.
The lathe is being offered free of charge but would need to be collected from Colchester in Essex.
If anyone is interested in this opportunity, please contact ABTEM Chairman Tim Bryan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
News of two training workshops being run by Jisc on the 3rd and 16th May.
Learn how to increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate the usage and impact of the assets they contain.
The workshops will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
- Increase visibility of your digital collections for use in learning, teaching and research
- Encourage collaboration between curators and users of digital collections
- Strategically promote your digital collections in appropriate contexts, for a range of audiences
- Optimise your collection for discovery via Google and other search tools
- Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections
- Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collections
If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our programme will help you maximise the reach of those collections on the web, demonstrate the impact of their usage and help you build for future sustainability.
The courses are aimed at anyone working in education and research, who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections for teaching, learning and research. Those working in similar roles in libraries, archives and museums would also benefit.
The programme is focused on local digital collections that belong directly to the institution including digital archives and institutional repositories, rather than bought in resources such as commercial e-journal or e-book collections.
More details are available from: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/training/making-your-digital-collections-easier-to-discover
News of a symposium being run by the British Motor Museum on Saturday 25th March titled The British motor industry; what is the road ahead?
Appealing to anyone who has a passion for motoring, this day of short lectures will draw on Britain’s motoring history to address topics including; how advances in vehicle technologies will shape the future of manufacturing, how the profile of car ownership will change in the coming years and how media exerts an increasing influence over the selection and design of vehicles.
Delegates will hear from a selection of high profile and influential speakers including; Professor David Morris, Dr. Jason Begley, Sir Greg Knight PC, MP, Professor David Greenwood and Steve Cropley as they present a world view of the automotive industry and share opinions on how the United Kingdom will be influenced by new trends and whether British motoring has a future and how it might appear.
The Museum is offering you a special discounted price of £18 per person on advance booking using the code ‘ABTEM17’ to all ABTEM members. All tickets include lunch, refreshments and time to explore the Museum.
To book a place, please visit the website at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or to find out more information a please contact email@example.com or call 01926 927823 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).