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Kingscott, Judith (8 of 12).  Oral History of Oral History

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    2010-03-15, 2010-04-19, 2010-05-17, 2010-06-21, 2010-07-26, 2010-09-13

  • Interviewees

    Kingscott, Judith, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: The estate was built 1961. Goes over some of the statistics of the estate. Goes through dissertation. Transcribed in the vernacular. Base in the Youth Centre, management of workers. Kept in touch with Maureen, she was interviewed.[07:00] Had not done any library work before. New employees did a twelve month course around the county. Oral History Section job, funding for only two years. Council paid her fees to go to Loughborough. She did it in her own time. Local Studies had an adapted classification system to the Dewey system in libraries. Describes the layout of Central Library and various moves. The LSL had four full time librarians plus Judy 2/3rd , five or six clerical staff. Day to day operations. Newspaper files. Archives section was elsewhere. County also ran seven districts in Newark, Mansfield, Worksop (plus Beeston, West Bridgford, . Used to have responsibility for smaller libraries as well. [20:00] Needed to do the course just in case the oral history work ended. After two years the committee decided to incorporate oral history within Local Studies as a mainstream job. Staff changes Judy was 25 hours and a clerical officer with 18 hours. Clerical person was tasked to ensure oral history was used as part of Local Studies. Staffing roles and posts. Mentions colleague Dorothy Hollingworth. Pictures of the Past - digital images in collaboration with local newspapers. Doubleday Index had been done with references to Nottinghamshire in book stock.

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    Life story interview with Judith Kingscott, former oral history lead at Nottinghamshire Libraries.

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