Have you visited our reading room to view original NSW State archives? Did you take photos of the records? Add your photos of documents from the official NSW State archives collection here and help us to make the State’s archives more accessible.
We have started a Flickr group called Archives2Share which connects to our experimental catalogue search tool. So when you search for a record series or record item using the search tool then a relevant image from Flickr will be visible. And it will be your images and tags of our archives that appear in the search results! You keep all the credit for your own photography.
If you're already a Flickr user head over to the group page for more on how add your images.
Not a Flickr user?
It's easy to sign up for a Flickr account and it's free. For those of you who would prefer to send your photos directly to us please use the form below. Have your retrieval slip handy, too.
Creative Commons (CC)
When you upload an image to this group you are agreeing to make it available under CC license:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia License.
Acceptable items to add
There is a general 30 year closure period for all records. Due to the sensitive information contained in some series of records the closure period is longer. Basically, if you were able to access the archive in the reading room (without needing a letter of permission granting you special access) then you can add it to the group.
This is a new area for us and we hope to be able to share our progress with you in the Discussions area. We also look forward to your suggestions and feedback.
About the Project
For more information about this experimental new crowdsourcing project see the Archives Outside blog.