September 19, 2014

Reference: National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK Make Digitized World War II Art Available Online

Historic digitized art is being made available through a partnership between the National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK. The content is public domain. From Today’s Announcement: Hundreds of original wartime art works are going online following a partnership between The National Archives and Wikimedia UK. Photographed with a digitisation grant from Wikimedia UK, the collection […]

National Archives (UK) Unveils Olympic Records Website Giving Public Access to Hundreds of Historic Documents and Images

From The Telegraph: The National Archives have created a new digital portal collating Olympic records that date back to the first modern Games in 1896 to the Beijing Games in 2008. The new resource features a timeline allowing users to see the progression of the Olympics and includes government documents from the two previous occasions […]

Latest Release of UK National Archives New “Discovery” Catalogue Now Available

A National Archives (UK) announcement alerts us to the latest release of their new Discovery catalogue. From the Announcement: The image delivery service is now available, which means you can search and download records, where online versions exist, all in one place. Discovery also allows you to tag records to improve their descriptions, preview records before purchase, […]

UK: The National Archives and Arts Council England Announce Partnership

From an Announcement: The National Archives and Arts Council England today announced a new partnership that will benefit archives, museums, libraries and the people who use them. The signed Memorandum of Understanding below marks the beginning of a new partnership as the two bodies commit to working more closely together, given their common responsibilities and […]

UK: New Website for the Archives Sector Launched

From the National Archives (UK): Our new Archives sector website has launched today, providing guidance and information for everyone who works with or within archives. The website brings together strategic and practical resources for archives across the country to develop their collections and services and improve the experience of their users. It provides a place for […]

UK: National Archives Awards Catalouging Grants To "Open Up" Valuable Collections

From a National Archives Announcement: Access to 12 archive collections is set to be transformed by a series of grants announced today. The National Cataloguing Grants Programme 2011 has awarded £420,000 to archives across the UK to help make these vitally important collections fully accessible for the first time. [Clip] Melinda Haunton, Programmes Manager at […]

UK: National Archives Releases Public Application Programming (API) Interface For 11m Records

From Computer Weekly The National Archives [UK] has made details of 11m records available through an application interface it published today as part of an ongoing programme to get more official records online. The API allows anyone to search for and retrieve the metadata that describes records in the archive in XML format. The data […]