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UKAD forum 2014: Raising the standard – The Archives Hub: Putting the data centre-stage

Jane Stevenson talks about the importance of data exchange and the fluidity of data, and how this can be achieved behind the scenes in order to provide a better service to end-users.

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.

Jane Stevenson is an archivist with over 20 years experience. She manages the Jisc-funded Archives Hub, an aggregation of archive descriptions representing over 225 institutions across the UK.