Archives and SharePoint

Is SharePoint (or other flexible cloud-based ERMS software) suitable for digital repositories of archives?

I was looking into some digital repository options where the organisation was looking into using SharePoint as their ERMS. My professional curiosity was piqued. Could it be a digital repository as well?

I asked the archive community.

“Hell no!” was the resounding answer from many archivists and many more showed quite a lot of interest in the responses I received.

I’ve shared them with the archivists and thought I could share it here as well.

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Crowdfunding – Tips from The Home of Honest Coffee

On Tuesday I went to a Q&A by Mark from Future Artists and co-founder of The Home of Honest Coffee.

The Home of Honest Coffee is a not-for-profit small coffee house in Salford, about 5 steps around the corner from Manchester City centre.

The creators wanted to build something that would enable them to give space to creative people to work in the city centre without needing to pay the extortionate rates.

How do they fund this, though?

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