New articles: ICT and administration

ICT and administration – an entwined history

09.10.2018 - The Federal Archives are the initiator of a special issue of the journal Administration & Society entitled «Symposium ICT@Admin». The articles examine information technology and administrative practice in the 20th century. The special issue will be available free of charge as open access for 3 months.

New additions to the Alptransit portal


New additions to the Alptransit portal

17 September 2018 - From today, the Alptransit portal includes texts, photos and documents on 14 new topics related to the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA).

We hope you enjoy exploring them!

Online access to the Federal Archives

Online access to the Federal Archives

10.09.2018 - The Swiss Federal Archives are working on a project to provide online access to archival records. It will allow you to use the full range of resources wherever and whenever you want. Information about the project is now available on the website. You can also sign up to receive a newsletter.

SIARD Suite open source


SIARD Suite is now open source

01.05.2018 - Version 2.0 of SIARD Suite, the software developed by the Federal Archives for archiving relational databases, is now available as open source. The full source text (CDDL License) is published on Github.
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The Federal Archives research the history of the federal administration since 1918.

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