SCA are developing a new portal for accessing Scotland’s online archive catalogues. Building on the success of the Scottish Archives Network (SCAN), the portal will provide a nationwide online resource and discovery tool that provides a dynamic and comprehensive means of accessing Scotland’s collections, including local authorities, universities and community archives. The project will improve the level of archive information available to current and potential users and provide more opportunities for engagement both physically and virtually with archives.
SCA will be working with the Archives Hub, on an eight-month pilot project from January 2019 to understand more of the issue around data export and aggregation. Six repositories around Scotland are participating. It is hope that the new portal will launch in 2020.