Fields of interest
Records and record keeping, archival finding aids, archive user needs, local history, history of libraries and archives.
Mathias, J. “Summer schools in library service at Aberystwyth (1917-1928).” Library Review. Vol. 64 Issue 6/7, 2015, pp. 489-502. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LR-11-2014-0129
Mathias, J. The National Library of Wales’s Duplicates Section. Paper presented at CILIP’s Library and Information History Group’s 2015 Conference, ‘Libraries and the Development of Professional Knowledge’, Pusey House, Oxford, 19 September 2015.
Mathias, J. (July 2014). The Reconstruction of the Library of George Owen of Henllys. Paper presented at CILIP’s Library and Information History Group’s 2014 Conference, ‘Medieval and Renaissance Libraries’, Senate House, London, 12 July 2014.
New, E. and J. Mathias. Deeds, Seals and Archival Collections. Presentation at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities Workshop in Medieval Studies, ‘Archives, Artefacts and Literary Culture’, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 26 June 2014.
Davies, S.J. and J.D.S. Mathias. “From Record Commissions to Record Repositories: Archival Custody in Wales, 1800-1995.” Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association. Volume 34, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 43-66. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23257962.2013.783466
Mathias, J. “Improving Access to the Records of Landed Estates: Balancing Archival and User Perspectives.” Archivaria: The Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists. No. 77, Spring 2013, pp. 145-185. Available at: http://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/13437/14747
Mathias, J. Strengths and pitfalls of using finding aids for family and estate archives: the Cefnbryntalch / Buckley Jones Collection. Paper presented at a one day symposium, a joint enterprise between Aberystwyth and Bangor universities in association with the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) and its affiliated ‘Mostyn Project’, ‘Opening the Vaults: researching Welsh family archives c.1500-1850’, Gloddaith Hall, Llandudno, 23 August 2011.
Mathias, J. The local Record Office: a Welsh perspective. Paper presented at the UK Conference on the History of Records and Archives (UK-CHORA), University of Liverpool, 5 July 2011.