UKAD Forum 2016: The State of the catalogue – Andrew Janes

Andrew Janes has worked at The National Archives since 2008 and is currently Senior Archivist (Future Catalogues) responsible for the State of the Catalogue programme.

State of the Catalogue

The National Archives’ catalogue – now integrated within the wider Discovery service – contains over 13 million entries, which vary hugely in granularity and amount of detail. Our State of the Catalogue programme looks strategically at data-adequacy to identify significant ‘holes’ within the catalogue and carry out large-scale improvements to entries that do not yet meet a minimum threshold of acceptability.