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  • As we have said before, work on developing the new Website and fixing minor issues continues on an ongoing basis. We are now pleased to update everyone on the changes made since our last News was posted on 26 February. 1. We have created a new feature, which we are calling 'VAQs' - short for Video Answered Questions. This is a series of short videos to help people, particularly newcomers, to sign up and find their way around the website. A link to the VAQs can be found on the footer menu of...
  • Work on developing the new UKDFD did not stop when we launched in January, but continues on an ongoing basis. We are now pleased to update everyone on the changes made since our last News was posted on 8 February. 1. You can now choose which of your images appears on the pdf you create from your record. You do this at the time of recording by selecting the applicable 'radio button' below each of your images. This means, for example, that if you upload the obverse of a coin as Image 1, the...
  • When we switched on recording on the new database, we asked recorders to observe the previous three-record-per-day limit until we were confident that the process was working correctly.  No significant problems have been encountered in the recording process, and we are now in a position to remove the limit. Recorders are now free to upload from their Recording Packages without any daily limit. Be aware, though, that validation might take longer than usual if volumes temporarily exceed...
  • Jan 30, 2018

    The first ten days!

    About ten days have passed since we launched the new UKDFD website, and  just four or five since we enabled recording. This is an update, and statement on the current situation. As we expected, considering the sophisticated nature of the software and the minimal testing that we were able to carry out prior to launch, we have experienced a number of problems, but no more than we anticipated. The most significant of these was a failure of the pay-as-you-go credit system, which took about a...
  • Launch of the new UKDFD   We know that it’s been a long time coming, but we are pleased to let you know that we are finally ready to launch the new UKDFD.   Before providing more details about the new software, it is worth reflecting on the success of the scheme since its launch on 1 September 2005. Here are some key points:   Well over 50,000 items have been uploaded to the database. Around 47,000 of them have been validated and retained as permanent records. The number of...
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