Frequent visitors to the Special Collections website will notice the new and improved design. It is now constructed to be fully compatible with tablets, mobile phones and other devices.
All the familiar features are still present including the searchable archive databases for the Guide to the Collections and the Mountbatten, Wellington and Palmerston Papers plus the Virtual Reading Room which provides access to digital images of material from the Palmerston Papers and the Anglo-Jewish Archives.
We have plans to expand our catalogues and finding aids with A-Z guides of subjects and names of individuals to help you navigate the collections. This will build on the ten thematic guides on our website giving an introduction to sources for Jewish Genealogy, Refugees in the 20th Century, Holocaust, Sources on the 18th century, University of Southampton, First World War, Military and Political Collections, Sources about Ireland, Genealogical Sources in the Broadlands Archives and Ghettos. There also will be a considerable expansion of the catalogues accessible online, helping you mine the riches of the collections.
Future social media plans include a Facebook page – watch this space!