The UK Archives Discovery (UKAD) Network exists to promote the opening up of data and searching across the UK archive networks and online repository catalogues. UKAD is about discussion, sharing ideas and finding ways to work together. To join the network, go to UKAD's website.

UKAD forum

The UKAD forum is an opportunity for archivists and information professionals to hear and share some of the latest thinking around online access to archives and archives' data, and ideas around making archives more accessible through online development.

UKAD Network forum 2015

Registration is now open for the UKAD forum 2015: born digital realities

Registration is now open for the UKAD forum 2015, a free event hosted by The National Archvies on behalf of both UKAD and the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland's) Section for Archives and Technology (SAT) on Thursday 19 March 2015.  

The theme will be born digital.  The day will include workshops and presentations, posters and panels exploring the challenges of managing born digital collections from deposit to access, from different viewpoints with new types of data for new types of users.  How do digital records explode the traditional archival workflow?  Do we have standard fit for a digital purpose?  Are we close enough to our depositors to influence how digital records are created, described, stored and delivered?

The forum will be pitched at all levels of expertise and knowledge, with opportunities foryou to ask questions or comment during the 'lightning thoughts' session, or to tell us about what you are doing in a poster.  Numbers are limited, so make sure you book your place as soon as possible by emailing Lunch and other refreshments will be provided.  If you have any special dietary, access or other requirements, then please let us know.  If it is your first visit to The National Archives, see our travel information and directions.  

The full programme and more detailed session descriptions will be available here shortly. 

UKAD Network forum 2014

Thank you to all those who attended and participated at the UKAD forum 2014. The forum was entitled Standards for Discovery: from the small archive to the European stage. Delegates enjoyed presentations, posters and lively debate focused on the importance of data standards. You can listen to podcasts from the day and view the presentations.

2013 forum

Listen to podcasts from the day and view the presentations.

2012 forum

You can view some of the presentations from the 2012 UKAD Forum below:

Archives Discovery Forum (PPT, 2.92MB)

Archives hub, linking lives (PPT, 4.74MB)

Born-digital archives: a simple SWOT analysis (PPT, 2.58MB)

Crowdsourcing map data (PPT, 8.49MB)

History to Herstory: Women's Lives online, 1100 to present day (PPT, 0.95MB)

Launch of the Integrated Archives and Manuscript System (IAMS) (PPT, 3.29MB)

Linked Data and the Step change Project (PPT, 6.31MB)

People's Collection Wales/Placebooks development (PPT, 8.77MB)

Take 2 : The Who and What of the 6 Seekers (PPT, 1.82MB)

Watching the Detectives: Forensic Information in Digital Objects (FIDO) (PPT, 1.13MB)

2011 forum

You can view presentations from the 2011 forum in the web archive. Podcasts of the plenary sessions and some of the other speakers at the 2011 forum are available in our Archives Media Player.

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