Monday, October 29, 2012

No Archives at the Archives

The Israel State Archives shut down this afternoon. The full story is long, complex and boring. The short version is that a festering zoning issue abruptly reached a crisis point, and we may be forced to evacuate our office building.

The storage facility is unaffected, but the reading room and all other services are down for the moment. We're doing our best to hammer out satisfactory solutions ASAP, but at this moment we can only request the patience of our users.

This blog and its Hebrew sibling can, technically, carry on, since they aren't geographically based; someday this will be at least partially true of the entire archives. But that day is a long way off. For the time being, we'll do our best under mildly adverse conditions.

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