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Your Archives - (The National Archives Wiki)

Your Archives - (The National Archives Wiki)
Guy Grannum, Your Archives manager

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Your Archives - (The National Archives Wiki)

  1. 1. Your ArchivesALISS AGMGuy Grannum16 June 2008
  2. 2. What is Your Archives?• It is a wiki • A programme which allows you to create or edit a webpage through your web browser • Best example is Wikipedia• Uses the wisdom of crowds and experts• It is accessible• It is knowledge• It is exciting!• It is simple to use
  3. 3. Some statistics(24 April 2007-30 April 2008 – 1st year)• 746,500 visits • 24% arrive from Google• 6,728,159 page views• 5,632 articles• 8,071 registered users• 101,774 page edits
  4. 4. Why have we done this?• Feedback from researchers and staff• Enable us to capture and reuse knowledge about records• Allow both staff and readers to contribute this knowledge• Enable constant improvement and fine-tuning of information and advice• Allow us to find out more about our online users and to be at the forefront of Web 2.0 implementation in archives
  5. 5. What have we done?• Created links from: • Catalogue (reciprocated with links to the Catalogue) • National Register of Archives (manual links back) • Considering similar links from NDAD, ERO & documentsonline (can use URLs)• Seeded Your Archives with • Almost 700 reading room memoranda • 10 Research Guides & 29 Source Sheets • And various finding aids
  6. 6. What can you do on Your Archives?• Search over 3000 articles• Browse using categories• Correct or update an article• Create a new article adding information to the Catalogue and National Register of Archives entries, expanding upon Research Guides or transcribing documents on DocumentsOnline
  7. 7. Challenges• Spam• Moderating • Content • Links• Language• Vanity pages & links to virtual archives• Breach of legislation • Copyright, DPA, FOI, anti-terrorism