I’m a university graduate with an MA Hons in Archaeology. In 2009 I wrote my dissertation on the uses and effects of blogging within the subject of archaeology. Creating and maintaining a blog furthered this investigation as it gave a personal insight into the world of blogging. It’s Not Just A Trowel has now evolved into a more purposeful blog. Rather than being specifically for research, the blog can now be used in a more meaningful way.
In 2010 I completed an MLitt in Professional Archaeology at the University of Glasgow where I spent most of the year creating digital archives for post-excavation projects and enjoying the delights of GIS.
After completing an IfA/HLA funded workplace learning bursary in Information Management Officer at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), I am now working there as Data and Standards Officer. The lovely people there have given me permission to blog about my experiences at work as an experiment in more personable and informal social media at the Commission.
It’s Not Just a Trowel is updated with regular posts about what I get up to at work, my interests and other various ramblings from my daily life. You can find me online in various other places which I’ve listed below if for some inexplicable reason you want to see more of me.
It’s Not Just a Trowel – My main blog and where you are now
Twitter – my status updated regularly throughout the day