Launch date approaches

What a long time since I’ve written anything for the blog. We seem to have been trapped in a series of one-step-forward, one-step-back, issues.

For example, over the past few months, we have been discussing, with staff from Brighton History Centre, the possibility of incorporating their newly digitized Street Directory files within the MHMS website.

This is a great concept and would help make the site much more useful to many users. Of course, there are important details to resolve satisfactorily in regard to both parties interests and there are implications for the site's design and functionality - all of which take time to work through.

I'm pleased to report that uploading the Directories has now been agreed and that we are awaiting the files from the company undertaking the digitization.

With this agreement in place and a clear way forwards as to the technical solution to implement, we are once again able to work on the site's completion. We think the first pages of the new site should go live in a month or two.