Using records

Records on display

Many of the BGS's most popular datasets are available to search and view online via OpenGeoscience.

Consulting physical records

Opening times:
Mon–Thurs    09.00–17.00
Friday    09.00–1630
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NGDC advisory services

  • Archive management
    Knowledge/advice on proper storage, basic repair and conservation of geoscience records to approved standards
  • Data centre management
    Capabilities to provide advice and expertise in setting up and running centres
  • Document management
    All aspects of the acquisition and management of geoscience documentary collections
  • Digital geoscience data
    Management and dissemination of related digital data
  • Geological records management
    Management of digital and analogue records and knowledge of UK geological information sources and collections
  • Legal framework
    Expert knowledge of the BGS legal framework and public records requirements. Knowledge of the wider requirements related to Information and environmental legislation
  • Project management
    PRINCE2 registered practitioners. Expertise in dealing with large and small projects related to records centres and the management of records
  • Scanning and document conversion
    Provision of service for digital back conversion of records
  • Training
    Training staff and people from external organisations in various aspects of running and managing data


Contact Sue Roper (Data Collection Officer)