Heritage Council funded Valuation Office Conservation Intern
The National Archives, on behalf of the Valuation Office and in conjunction with the Heritage Council, is seeking applications for a 12 month internship in paper conservation. The closing date for applications is 3 June 2016 at 5pm.
Request for tenders: provision of cataloguing services Valuation Office archives
(a few details from the Request to Tender)
"The valuation archives in the National Archives consist of manuscript maps and books recording the valuation of property in Ireland, which took place between 1830 and 1865 approximately. The valuation books currently held consists of house books, field books, tenure books, quarto books and mill books.
Examination of valuation books to identify and record in the catalogue the valuation under which the document was made (i.e. the townland valuation or tenement valuation)
Integration of the valuation books from possible multiple accessions; group and arrange related books to aid consultation by researchers.
Cataloguing to capture the reference number of each valuation book, the name of the parish and include additional information on the valuation under which the book was made (townland or tenement), what information is recorded in the book and the date range.
identification of conservation required.
It is expected that the successful contractor will be on site for 28 hours per week (excluding lunch and breaks. The contract will be capped at 1000 hours of cataloguing services over a period of 8 months."
Closure: Wednesday 20 April 2016
The Reading Room of the National Archives will be closed to the public on Wednesday 20 April from 15.00 onwards to facilitate an important formal occasion.