15 May 2012

TNA Discovery Service

The following is an announcement from The (UK) National Archives

The latest release of Discovery, our new catalogue, is now live, providing a new way to explore our collections. 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, filter search results by subject, date range and collection and shows results in order of relevance.
Our current image delivery service, DocumentsOnline, will be switched off on Monday 21 May. Until then the two services will run in parallel with both providing secure transactions for purchases. The Catalogue will be switched off at the end of June and we will provide more information about this over the coming weeks.
Our online records is a new section of our Records website that showcases a number of our most popular digital collections. From these pages you can search specific collections within Discovery, such as medal index cards, wills and service records. These pages also provide guidance on how to search the records and what the records look like.
Find out more by reading our Discovery frequently asked questions.
Watch Director of Technology, David Thomas, explain why we've built Discovery and how it will help, on our blog.
Comment: If you do click on the blog link above I suggest not looking at the video for more than a few seconds. You may be as distracted as I was by the movement of hands and not get the information.

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