As Digital Director of The National Archives, John Sheridan oversees the archives’ drive to become a world-leading digital destination for historians, researchers and members of the public looking for records of government web and social media communications online. Prior to this role, he led the team that created the legislation.gov.uk website and is a recognised expert on open data and web standards.
In this video, Sheridan explains how The National Archives - in partnership with MirrorWeb - has harnessed cloud technologies to revolutionise its web and social media archiving provision with the introduction of full-text search, new methods for harvesting and crawling content, and new methods to make content available online. Curious to see what we did? You can take a look at the live public archive right here!