Thursday, 25 May 2017

Resignation from SCAN Ltd

Yesterday I submitted my resignation as one of the directors of the Scottish Archive Network Ltd, after four years in the role.

I've wished the Scottish Council on Archives ( all the very best in trying to further plans for its proposed Scotland Online project, a replacement for the current SCAN catalogue (found at, which is in much need of updating and replacing. SCAN Ltd has previously contributed some funds towards trying to achieve this goal.

Until, and if, Scotland Online is eventually realised - in whatever form - SCAN remains the most useful platform currently to search for materials held in over 50 archives across the country. Note however, that it has not been updated in many years, and that in some cases, local archives now host their own online catalogues which may be more comprehensive - so always look to the local archive website also!


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