Volunteers would be taken through how to use the Atom database system and talked with about what goes in the index. They would then be able to go and read the papers on the microfilm machine (which they'll also be taught to use) and record the contents so that others can find information more easily. Someone will always be on hand to help.

Organisation aims and objectives

To acquire and preserve objects and information for the public benefit To advise and promote good standards of collection, care and interpretation to the network of Shetland museums and heritage groups to Create and instigate exhibitions, publications and events that are thought provoking, inspiring, educational and enjoyable.


Experience required: Familiarity with computers would be preferable.
Travel details: Shetland Archives, Lerwick.
Minimum age: 16


Taster available: Yes
Training details: See full description.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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