PRONI has developed a Volunteer policy and currently has a number of volunteers working on three projects.
Absent Voters’ Lists
As part of the Decade of Centenaries activities, PRONI plans to index names from absent voters lists. PRONI holds absent voters lists for constituencies in three counties: Londonderry (LOND/5/1/7/1-3); Armagh (ARM/5/3/2/1A-C) and Fermanagh (FERM/5/2/1/24). The volunteer will create an accurate index to the absent voters lists.
Digital Image Library
The Digital Image Library volunteer will upload digitised copies of archival material into the PRONI Digital Image Library system. This involves enriching digital image descriptions with information from the PRONI catalogue, plus adding keywords and subject terms to the images before uploading them into a searchable image database system.
Young and Mackenzie Collection
The Young and Mackenzie volunteer will assist in the organisation of architectural plans and drawings within the Young and Mackenzie collection. The volunteer will prepare an index of individual plans and drawings, organise plans and drawings in date order within individual architectural schemes and clean individual plans and drawings within the collection.
The current volunteers are assisting PRONI as part of a 6 month pilot project and PRONI will circulate details of further volunteer roles later in 2018.