Archives Wales

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Archives Wales is a web resource that allows cross-searching of Welsh archive collections. It was founded in 1995 as Archives Council Wales and was renamed to Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW) in 2004. The archives are described at collection level only, although the ultimate intention is to allow for searching at item level. In July 2009, after a major refurbishment funded by CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, it was relaunched as Archives Wales, or Archifau Cymru in the Welsh language. The URL is www.archiveswales.org.uk or www.archifaucymru.org.uk

Archives Wales forms part of the UK National Archives Network, a series of online catalogues which together cover local authority, HE and specialist archive repositories in all parts of the UK. The other key parts of the network are:

A2A (Access to Archives, collections in English local record offices), AIM25 (Archives in the M25 area), The Archives Hub (Archives of UK HE and FE institutions), SCAN (Scottish Archives Network)

References[edit]

External links[edit]