Internet photographs

Portrait of John Smith

The library holds three collections of photographs:

  • albums of field photographs dating from c. 1863 to 1998
  • photographs in the archives collection
  • the British Association for the Advancement of Science photographs collection.

The catalogues for these collections are all on internal databases but we are currently scanning the photographs to add them to an online database, the BGS National Archive of Geological Photographs. In the meantime if you have any enquiries about the collection please contact us.

Volunteers wanted

We are looking for volunteers under the ‘Friends of BGS’ scheme to help us with this project and there are a range of tasks on offer:

  • transferring details from handwritten and typescript registers onto our image database
  • description writing – enhancing some of the more basic descriptions and assigning keywords
  • sorting new collections as they come in
  • scanning photographs into a digital image base.

Hours are flexible and training will be provided. If this is something that might interest you please contact:

Siccar Point

Library, British Geological Survey,
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
0115 936 3300
BGS Library

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