Thursday, 28 April 2011

National Library of Scotland maps and directories developments

The National Library of Scotland has two major announcements concerning its online resources. The first involves a new e-payment system for copies of maps as identified on its mapping page at http://maps.nls.uk/

Our new e-payments system lets you purchase printouts and images of any of the 22,000 maps on our Maps of Scotland website. It allows much quicker and simpler purchasing for customers, with prompts and helpful notes to guide you through the payment process using a credit/debit card or PayPal. Registered customers can also track the progress of orders, view previous orders, and contact /address information is saved for easier repeat orders. Simply view the map you'd like and click on the order button.

Secondly, the NLS Post Office Directories site at http://www.nls.uk/family-history/directories/post-office is now complete with over 700 directories available to consult freely from 1774-1911. The website now offers the same as the Internet Archive, with which it collaborated to scan the volumes, but the NLS is also working on a searchable index for its site which should be available later in the year.

(With thanks to the NLS)

Chris

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