Edinburgh Remembers - Archives Consultation

Closes 26 Oct 2018

Opened 13 Aug 2018

Overview

Edinburgh has a rich 900-year history captured in its City Archives – from old charters to last month’s Council webcasts. But we don’t just preserve the past; we also collect records about life in the city today. 

To help the city’s archives reflect Edinburgh as it is now, rather than simply as it was, Edinburgh City Archives is asking residents, visitors, community groups, archives institutions, businesses and other organisations based in Edinburgh their views on:

  • How they would like to access and support the city’s archives
  • What we should be collecting about Edinburgh now for access in the future.

Why We Are Consulting

As the city evolves, so must its archives. Changes in the city’s people, buildings, businesses, and organisations need to be captured and reflected in its archives.

How we expect to find and access cultural content like archives is also changing due to technology. The same technology is even changing how we create records today and how we will preserve them as tomorrow's archives.

Edinburgh City Archives needs to understand how and where it needs to adapt its services and priorities to meet these challenges. Each response to this consultation will help us plan how we make sure that the city’s archives are accessible and reflect Edinburgh properly in the years to come.

Give Us Your Views

Individuals (This survey is for you if you use archives regularly in your work or study or you may have never heard of archives until today. You may be a resident, a frequent visitor or someone who is just interested in the city’s history).

Groups (This survey is for groups that represent communities within Edinburgh (e.g. schools, community councils, neighbourhood and identity groups), or have an interest in the history of the city (e.g. local and family history groups).

Organisations (This survey is for organisations such as businesses, charities, religious organisations and professional, trade and union associations that operate within Edinburgh).

Archives Services (This survey is for archive services that operate within or near Edinburgh).

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • All interests