Record Number : 103854 of 13452

Title : National digital archive of datasets (NDAD)

Description :

The website of the National Digital Archive of Datasets (NDAD) offers free access to a large amount of archived digital data from UK government departments and agencies. The information consists of both data which has been prepared or stored on computer and associated paper documents which have been scanned. It is aimed at 'all those with an interest in records of 20th century government decision making and planning, including researchers, social historians and historians of computing'. The datasets currently available include the following for maritime issues for example: Coast Protection Survey of England; the Oil and Gas Directorate, North Sea Geographical Information System; and the Welsh Office's Coastal Survey for Wales. NDAD is run by the University of London Computer Centre and the University of London Library on behalf of The National Archives. NDAD does not hold records related to family history.

Since the site is so vast, navigation around it is a little complicated, but a set of clear instructions for doing so are offered and a number of search options are available. Optional registration is offered, in order to benefit from extra features 'such as saving data table display settings and a more rapid ordering service'.


Uncontrolled Keywords : customs and excise; social policy; social welfare; natural environment; social welfare; business management; digital archives; coastal protection; environment; marine engineering

Controlled Keywords : National Archives (Great Britain); archives (buildings); archives (rooms); archives (repositories); agriculture; government; law (discipline); politics; economics; management; trade (function); oil (substance); gas (material); gasoline; marine environments; coastal environments; aquatic environments; environmental policy; education; welfare services; finance;

Language : eng;

Period : 20th Century (1900 - 1945); 20th Century (1946 - 1999)

Geographic Name : British Isles; United Kingdom

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