[Source - Carolyn Hamilton for FHYA, 2020: The FHYA Depot contains a wide range of resources relevant to the period and region covered by the FHYA.
It comprises published and unpublished material in a variety of media about the repositories, collections, and individual archival items on the FHYA. It includes resources that make use of the archival items and that deal with comparative materials. The FHYA has uploaded items conventionally regarded as primary materials, such as recordings of interviews, photographs or digital copies of original document.
The Depot thus holds both items conventionally regarded as secondary materials and as primary materials. The Depot does not deploy this distinction in how it organises the materials, treating both types as archival items produced at a particular place and time. The FHYA deliberately positions The Depot as a curation alongside other curations to underscore this point.
Items uploaded by the FHYA to The Depot are curated by the FHYA in that the FHYA makes decisions about what to upload and adds descriptive metadata.
The order of all of the material in The Depot, as presented on EMANDULO is random. Users can use the search function to look for specific resources or to look for specific terms.
Certain of the uploaded items date back to the nineteenth century or earlier, and users of the site are alerted to the fact that some make use of terminology and naming conventions that are not acceptable in the twenty-first century.]
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