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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Bexley Times features NWKFHS. Kent County Council Libraries could be privatised. The Archives and Records Association and findmypast to publish school registers.

Bexley Times. Read the interview with Society President David Cufley that appeared in the 19th September issue.

The Bexley Times featured the Society Library and some of the volunteers who help visitors and Members. Bexley Times Interview

Kent Libraries could be one of the front line services to be privatised or run by other organisations in shake-up by Kent County Council. 

Libraries could be among the first wave of services the Kent County Council intends include in a “market review” under a three-year plan which will get under way next month (October 2013). This could have huge implications for Libraries and Local Archives in Kent, affecting our Society, Members use of Library and of course other FHS in Kent.  See Kent Online for more details.

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland)  - ARA -  has signed a deal with  brightsolid to publish on-line millions of school records from England and Wales.

A new National Digitisation Consortium of 120 some 120 English and Welsh archives and schools working together to  offer records for digitisation. The school registers are from 1870 - 1914 school registers. Once they have been scanned and transcribed by brightsolid, they will be available  on-line on findmypast.co.uk. ARA See also SOG News

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