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UKAD forum 2014: Raising the standard – Finding Archives: standards and data exchange in action

Jonathan Cates introduces the new Discovery Finding Archives website, cornerstone of The National Archives’ role as sector champion.

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.

Jonathan Cates is Collections information and systems manager at The National Archives, integrating resources including the National Register of Archives (NRA), the ARCHON directory, and Access to Archives (A2A).