Tuesday, September 25, 2012

[UK] National Archives to Close "Your Archives" Section of Website

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The National Archives of the United Kingdom announced they will be closing the "Your Archives"  section of their website. The closure will occur the end of  this month-September .

The "Your Archives" section of the website started in 2007 as an online platform for users to share their information-it is a wiki. The decision to remove the Your Archives portion of the website is based on changing technology and user expectations.  They plan the site to be preserved on the government web archive  see: http://tinyurl.com/btkkfpd
original url
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/*/http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
and some information will be transferred to their Discovery Service.  See:
http://tinyurl.com/c5gvb3n
original url:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/new-catalogue.htm

The Discover service is their free on line search catalogue which is being updated and is in beta mode. Discover will also replace their DocumentsOnLine and their digitized document delivery service.

For more information See: http://tinyurl.com/2btey3
original url:
 http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Home_page

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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