Sweden’s National Archives For FREE?

There has been an increasing push to make the digital resources from the Swedish Riksarkivet (National Archives) freely available, rather than available only with a subscription.  Last month the Government asked the Riksarkivet to prepare a report on the issues around such a change.  This would be a dramatic change for Sweden, but it falls in line with the approach taken in Denmark and Norway, where the digital resources are free. And certainly, I would not mind saving over $100 a year in subscription fees. Note that, while many of the records are available through ArkivDigital-and in better quality digitizations-many records are not available.

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