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    Default NA (PRO) Free Downloads (Now ACTIVE) - Spread Sheet Tracker.

    https://twitter.com/UkNatArchives/st...40191964958721 (Posted about 51 min ago!)

    We’re pleased to confirm that we will be giving everyone free access to our digitised collections very soon, but it’s taking our amazing digital team a bit of time to make it happen. (1/2)

    They’re facing similar challenges to the rest of the world with regard to connecting to our various technical systems while working from home, and many of them are also juggling childcare duties. Stay tuned for an update soon! (2/2)

    Just to clarify, we’re referring to digitised collections that are available on our website (and usually chargeable) – at this stage, this doesn’t extend to our collections on other sites.

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    There is a bright side to being quarantined!


    EDIT: USE THIS SPREAD SHEET to COORDINATE

    All - here is a spread sheet of all the AIR27 entries

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...1X4/edit#gid=0

    Anyone can edit this - I suggest that folks enter the names against files they have downloaded.. and reach out to them directly etc to save ourselves work.

    FILE IS NOW SPLIT INTO FOUR SHEETS FOR EASY LOADING
    Last edited by Jagan; 12th May 2020 at 14:54.

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    April 1st?

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    I think so Paul.
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    That would be a very poor and cruel joke in these hard times - Assuming no one can be so stupid, I think they are being sincere... but lets wait and see... :)

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    Hello

    I fully agree with Jagan, it'd be a very bad joke to give hopes to people and then get back and laugh !

    Joss

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    I will be very happy if you would be right Jagan and Joss. I agree with you that it would be a very stupid joke but ... so let's wait!

    Pavel
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    The National Archives UK has posted consistently about the free digital access development and its scope
    with several posts on Twitter - where they then responded to comments - and a matching consolidated post on Facebook.

    So far there's no news of the free development on the main site.
    Discovery searches of AIR 27 Operations Record Books still show the standard fee.

    "Stay tuned for an update soon": sound advice, surely.

    By the by, its now 17 years since the PRO became The National Archives UK.


    Wishing them success and stable bandwidth.
    Don Clark
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    Last edited by Don Clark; 1st April 2020 at 23:27.
    Toujours propos

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    Not April 1st


    From their email newsletter today

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    We’re pleased to announce that soon we will be providing free access to digitised collections that are available on our website (and usually chargeable) for as long as we are closed to the public. We’ll publish more details when this goes live."

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    Thanks Paul,

    The end of the first sentence "for as long as we are closed to the public" might mean some late nights for those needing to continue research from downunder before they open to the public again. :)

    Eagerly awaiting more news.

    Wayne.

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    Is there any update on this. I'm not finding any free downloads yet. Am I doing something wrong

    Chris

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