Tuesday, 3 April 2018

PRONI Canadian Usage

Tucked away in the report Digest of statistics for the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 2016/17 (pdf), published 28 March, is a pie chart showing that 8 per cent of PRONI onsite users are Canadian, that's the fourth highest, nearly 1,300 people.

Those of us who use LAC can only drool at the statistic "In 2016/17, 98% of documents were produced within 30 minutes. The average retrieval time per order was 13.1 minutes."

Many more use PRONI's online resources, the most popular being:
1. Will calendars - Searchable catalogue of will calendar entries for the period 1858-1965 (2,696,579 views).
2. Valuation revision books - Searchable database of placename index and digitised images of the Valuation Revision Books (VAL/12/B) for the years 1864-1933 (1,885,181 views).
3. E-catalogue - PRONI’s electronic catalogue containing over 1.5 million searchable entries (1,760,425 views).

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