The Gazette takes centre stage at international medal conference

Monday, 29 September 2014, 15:40.

The Gazette’s Commissioning Editor, Liam Tarry, gave a 45 minute presentation to around 200 Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) delegates at London's Russell Square Holiday Inn on Saturday 20 September. Liam talked about the history of The Gazette, its digital transformation and how it was brought into the 21st century, as well as giving helpful hints and tips for how researchers can best search its records.

Following the talk, The Gazette’s Marketing Manager Omair Makhdumi joined Liam on stage to answer researchers’ questions and respond to feedback on the new digital platform.

Liam said: “It was great to meet so many of our users in the flesh and find out how they use The Gazette in their day-to-day research. People came from as far away as Australia and Canada to attend the event and speak to us, so having the opportunity to speak to them first hand was priceless - it clearly shows how important the UK’s official public record remains.”

Dahlia Harrison, General Secretary of the OMRS, said: “We would like to thank The Gazette team for attending the research day of our annual convention, and for providing and excellent keynote speech on the history and digital transformation of The Gazette. We do hope that you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed having you!”

The OMRS exists to promote to promote a general interest in the study of orders, decorations and medals and to actively encourage and publish research into all aspects of civil and military medals, with a particular focus on those issued by Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries.

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