The last ever stocktaking at the History Centre took place on the 7th and 8th November. This is an annual event which gives staff a chance to catch up on work which will help to improve the service we provide to the public. This year our main focus was to prepare our library stock for the move to the Hive and to work on our ongoing parish register microfilm project.
Staff at the Worcestershire History Centre during stocktaking
The local study library books at the History Centre had to be prepared with security tagging compatible with the system that will be in operation at the Hive (this system is known as RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tagging). Working in teams the staff had to remove every book from the shelves, tag them, enter them on the computer system and then replace them back on the shelves.
Staff adding RFID tags to the History Centre book stock