Pre-2011 YAJs now free online

I’m very happy to announce news of one of YAHS’s major projects. Scanning has been completed of all 82 Yorkshire Archaeological Journal volumes published up to 2010. They are now online, searchable, and available free of charge to everyone.

Thanks to the Marc Fitch Fund and to Wade’s Charity for their generous support of this project. We are very grateful to the working group of members who oversaw the process: Brian Barber, Morag Fyfe and Paul White, who investigated the complicated range of possibilities; Paul, for dealing with the painstaking task of checking and preparing the volumes for digitisation; and David Asquith for fundraising and continuing the liaison with Internet Archive. A big thank you to Spencer Carter for entrusting to us a number of early volumes which were not fully present in the society’s own set.

Please share the news, and try out the site. If you encounter any apparent errors please let David Asquith know as soon as possible: David is still carrying out background work with IA to improve searchability. He also advises:

– when looking at the Collections page via the above link use to ‘Sort by Title’ function to see the volumes arranged in numerical order

– to view a foldout it is usually necessary to use the ‘full screen view’ function