March 2022 made a big difference for the EAC since we could work on our premises again. Since the reopening, the EAC has received a steady stream of research requests, inquiries from potential donors, as well as volunteer and internship applications. We were able to assist and welcome many researchers, acquire two new exciting collections, rebuild our archival volunteers' team, implement data migration and restart a number of projects that were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EAC staff also attended several events and enjoyed meeting and talking to people and organisations about what we do and stand for.
By the end of summer, the EAC had finalised the migration to AtoM, our new collection management system. Our focus is on mastering this new system and adjusting existing archival guidelines and procedures. A dedicated volunteer has been supporting the Archivist with this task since November 2022.
In September 2022, we welcomed Indre Urbonaite as our new PR Manager and said farewell to Kelly Merks. The EAC has had the pleasure of working with Kelly for the past seven years, and we wish her a lot of success in her new position!
Kees de Groot, a long-standing EAC Board member, retired in November 2022. On behalf of everyone at the EAC, I would like to thank Kees for everything he has done for the archive.
There are many projects lined up in 2023 that would help the EAC better serve researchers and others. In January 2023, two students will start their internship at the EAC. If you are interested in joining our team, please check our website for new openings. We are looking for new PR volunteers!
We ended this year successfully by sending to scan one large organisational archive. Numerous volunteers worked on this collection for many years. We are excited to open this archive to researchers once it has been added to our collection management system!
From the entire team at the EAC, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support throughout the year!