The Ballast Trust is supported in its work by all of its partner organisations. We have built good relationships with these organisations and when processing collections we do our up most to do so in accordance with the guidelines and systems of the owning repository.
We have strong links with Glasgow University Archive Services in particular and the Archivist works from there one day a week to maintain links with the wider archive community.
Collections are brought for processing to our offices in Johnstone and prioritised for action by the Archivist. The collection will be processed by staff or volunteers (depending on who has the most appropriate knowledge) and will be catalogued to the owning repository's standard. Once the collection is finished it will be returned and added to the owning repository's catalogue.
At present staff and volunteers are working on different collections and we have a sizable backlog of material to process in the future.