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UKAD forum 2014: The connected age, the European stage – Social History Portal

Afelonne Doek introduces the Social History Portal, an outcome of the European funded project Heritage of the People’s Europe (HOPE), giving access to over 900,000 digital objects and more than 2 million item descriptions.

The United Kingdom Archives Discovery (UKAD) network is a collaborative group of archives and other information professionals, of which The National Archives is part, who are working towards opening up data in order to promote the use of archives.

The forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and archives data and share ideas around making archives more accessible through online development.

Afelonne Doek is Director of Collections and Digital Infrastructure at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, conducts advanced research on the global history of work, workers, and labour relations and to this end gathers data, which are made available to other researchers as well.