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About Us
 

Officially established in 2003, Lindisfarne specialises in providing you with a range of quality records, information and archives management solutions that cover all record formats. These solutions not only reflect your business needs but also the regulatory and legislative environment in which you operate.

 

Lindisfarne is managed by two experienced and qualified consultants (Amanda Cossham and Sarah Welland.) They ensure that you are always able to contact a knowledgeable person who can promptly respond to your queries.

 

Our consultants are not only aware of the importance of getting the details right but also of the wider context in which your organisation functions. This enables them to develop relevant and realistic records management, recordkeeping and knowledge management solutions that are legally compliant, absorb future changes, and are practical for staff and electronic system use.

 

Lindisfarne does not sponsor one specific kind of electronic document management software, allowing the company to provide unbiased identification of products that best suit the needs of your organisation and its recordkeeping requirements.

 

Lindisfarne’s previous projects have been carried out at locations throughout New Zealand. The distribution of the consultants in the both North and South Islands means that travel arrangements are simple and responsive to your needs, irrespective of whereabouts you are based

 

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Amanda Cossham

 

Amanda is a qualified librarian and information management consultant, who has worked in libraries and records management since 1987. Amanda worked for a number of years in the Parliamentary Library delivering current awareness services to MPs, and moved to The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand as a lecturer in 2000. She has taught library technical services, policy and planning for libraries, and an interdisciplinary course in information issues, and has developed a Certificate in Cataloguing, unique in Australasia. She works part time for the Polytechnic and part time as a consultant.

Amanda's particular areas of expertise are:

 

Development of taxonomy and classification schemas
Development of taxonomy and classification schemas
Development of information management policies and procedures
Client communication and liaison

 

Amanda has a B.A. (Hons) and MLIS from Victoria University of Wellington. She is a member of LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aoteatoa), and of the RMAA (Records Management Association of Australasia). She has published in a number of journals including Informaa Quarterly, is the editor of Catapult, the LIANZA Cataloguers' special interest group quarterly newsletter, and has developed and taught a undergraduate course in Cataloguing and Classification.

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Sarah Welland

 

Sarah is a qualified archivist and information management consultant with  experience in the archives and records industries since 1990. From 2000 to 2005 she balanced her consultancy work with a lecturing position at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, teaching in records and information management, as well as developing and teaching the an undergraduate course in archives management. She now works in consultancy full-time, combining this with archives and records voluntary work in her local community.

Sarah's particular areas of expertise are:

 

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    Application of archival appraisal techniques

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    Development of classification schemas

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    Development of retention and disposal schedules

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    Development of information management policies and procedures


Sarah has a BA from Victoria University of Wellington and a Dip. I.M. - Archives Admin. from the University of New South Wales. She is an Associate member of the RMAA (Records Management Association of Australasia) and a member of ARANZ (Archives and Records Association of New Zealand). She has run a number of training sessions on appraisal issues and concepts and has published articles about archives and records education in New Zealand.

 

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Lindisfarne

 

Lindisfarne is an island in the north-east of England, first named by the Anglo-Saxons. After the establishment of a monastery there by the Irish monk Saint Aidan in 635AD, it also became known as Holy Island. Aidan and his monks set up the first schools in the area, taught reading and writing in Latin, and trained missionaries. They transcribed the Bible and other Christian writings.

Some time in the early 700s, the Lindisfarne Gospels, for which the Island is mostly known, were written "in honour of God and Saint Cuthbert" by Eadfrith, Bishop of Lindisfarne. In the second half of the 10th century an Old English text was added by Aldfrith in between the lines of Latin. This was the first translation of the gospels into English. The illuminated manuscript is now kept in the British Library.

Our use of the name reflects our appreciation of the work of those early Christian scholars, whose aim was the dissemination of language and learning.

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