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 March 26, 1999 Volume 6, Number 13

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Year 2000

U of S selected as pre-launch site for National Archives WWW finding aids

During the month of April, the University of Saskatchewan will serve as a pilot site for ArchiviaNet, a set of finding aids for archival material held at the National Archives of Canada and accessible via the WWW.

ArchiviaNet is an expansion of the finding aids currently available on CD-ROM in University Archives. In addition to databases already available on the National Archives' web site (such as the Canadian Expeditionary Force database), ArchiviaNet currently includes:

    - general descriptions of government record groups;

    - file and item databases of government records;

    - index to post office record cards;

    - databases for films, videos and sound recordings;

    - databases for photographs;

    - databases for works of art and caricatures;

    - research guide for research relating to Aboriginal peoples; and

    - research guide for Canadian Marine records.

ArchiviaNet will be officially released on April 29, 1999, but National Archives is giving a sneak preview to the U of S. The ArchiviaNet team welcomes receiving comments from users in order to improve the site before its general release. See the on-line questionnaire form.

The URL for ArchiviaNet is http://www.archives.ca/ArchiviaNet.

Until the official release date, this site is accessible by people using a computer on campus, or dialing in via U-CONNECT or the faculty/staff dial-up facility.

This pilot project is part of the ongoing role of the University Archives as the Saskatchewan Access Site for the National Archives of Canada.

If you have comments or questions, please contact the University Archives, 966-7253, (archref@sklib.usask.ca) or Denise Rioux, NAC, at 613-943-8874 or e-mail drioux@archives.ca



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