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Excel for Archivists - Creating and improving archive catalogues with Excel

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Catherine McAuley Centre

23 Herbert Street Lower

(off Baggot Street Lower)

D02 XC62 Dublin 2

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Excel for Archivists

Using Excel for creating and improving archive catalogues: Why and how

To be followed by the ARA,I Annual General Meeting at 5pm

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARA,I) is pleased to announce a half day training event on Excel for Archivists with Gillian Sheldrick to take place on Tuesday, 27th March 2018. Gillian is a UK archivist with over 30 years experience in the profession, specialising in cataloguing. She developed and delivers Excel for Archivists workshops based on her own work as a freelance cataloguer.


For the ARA,I, Gillian will present two one-hour Excel demonstration sessions. These will be of particular interest to anyone using - or considering using - Excel with text and especially with archive lists and catalogues. Practical techniques will be demonstrated, but please note that this is not a hands-on training event.


The first session will be a talk on how Excel can be used to make cataloguing easier, illustrated with case studies, and including demonstrations of some useful Excel techniques and how to avoid common pitfalls when using Excel. Topics likely to be included:

  • Basic listing and techniques for speeding up data entry
  • Preparing to migrate to other systems
  • Improving and transforming data (including how to use simple formulas)
  • Re-using data
  • Benefits and pitfalls of using Excel


The second session will be a Question and Answer session: you are invited to bring any Excel-related question for Gillian to solve. Better still, submit your question in advance, by 20 March if possible, to enable her to prepare a demonstration to accompany the answer – sheldrickg@gmail.com

ARA,I members may attend at no charge. Please contact trainingofficersoai@gmail.com with any questions you might have.


Programme for the day:
2.00 - 2.30pm Registration & refreshments (tea and coffee)
2.30 - 4.30pm ‘Excel for Archivists’ with Gillian Sheldrick
5.00pm ARA, Ireland Annual General Meeting

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23 Herbert Street Lower

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D02 XC62 Dublin 2

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