Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Archway records

An interesting question arose this week on another list. What percentage of records held by National Archives is listed on Archway?

Today I spoke with an archivist in Wellington who explained that this figure is about 60 - 70%. This figure sometimes includes boxes of items (not the contents) so the figure in real terms is likely to be lower.

Recently a couple of projects boosted this figure a small amount when they listed items in Maori Affairs and 19th century correspondence.

I was surprised that the percentage was as high as it is. Well done National Archives.

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