Exploring a Community Cataloguing Service

Many records that exist in cultural heritage institutions are currently inaccessible to the public, as they have not been catalogued. Unfortunately many institutions have limited resourcing and struggle to catalogue these records by themselves. The National Archives are exploring ways in which the public might participate in the cataloguing of records, and we are keen to hear your opinion on this matter.

1. In general, how interested are you in the concept of contributing to cataloguing records? (You would receive free training on the process) *

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2. What would motivate you to contribute to cataloguing records? (Check all that apply) *


3. If you were to contribute to cataloguing records, do you have a preference as to which institutions' records you would help catalogue?


4. What types of records are you interested in cataloguing? (Check all that apply)


5. How would you prefer to access the resources that you would contribute to cataloguing? (Check all that apply)


6. Do you have any other comments which would help make this service more useful to you?


7. Would you also be interested in other forms of participation with The National Archives (e.g. crowdsourcing, transcription)? *


8. What is the main purpose of your research? (Optional)


9. Would you be interested in helping with our future user research? If so, provide your email address: