On the 19th September History SPOT celebrated its 1 year birthday, or rather we didn’t.  We completely missed the date.  However, the 1 year mark, while important, is not as important as what we intend to do for the near future.  A while back I mentioned that History SPOT was due for a small revamp.  The results of those plans are nearly upon us.

Soon we will be making History SPOT easier to navigate and access.  The podcast home page will feature a brand new index, and access to the live stream system.  The front page will offer clearer information on the contents within the site, and the whole of History SPOT is being more closely aligned to our parent website, www.history.ac.uk.  In fact, the links to the History website are the most fundamental change that we are making.

One of the big problems that we have faced is how to tell you what research training material is held within History SPOT without the need for you to be registered first.  We also wanted to link our online resources much more closely to that of our face-to-face training.  The online component, after all, is intricately linked with our in-person activities.  Thus, the revamped History SPOT will contain further information about the training materials on the training section of the History website.

This gives our visitors a choice.  They can either access us from the History SPOT home page or from the IHR History website.  Both routes take you to where you want to go and, we hope, will make finding these resources much easier.

So please watch this space for further news about the revamp as its coming very soon!