Census Data­base System Update

10. January 2023

The Census data­base will be unavailable this Friday, January 13, 2023, for one day due to a system update. All data will be copied that day and migrated into a new data­base, which will be available starting in February 2023. The old data­base will be acces­sible again as usual by Monday, January 16, 2023. However, no new updates will be added to the old version of the database.

From February, both the new and the old data­base will be acces­sible online for 2 months, to offer users enough time to adjust to the new inter­face and to the new methods of sear­ching the Census. After these two months, the old data­base will be swit­ched off.

The new inter­face will make working with the data­base much easier. It will be possible, for example, to search all object types (docu­ment, monu­ment, loca­tion, person, etc.) at the same time.

Unfort­u­na­tely, the reader accounts of the old data­base, inclu­ding user work folders, will be deleted after the tran­si­tion phase and will not be auto­ma­ti­cally migrated to the new data­base. As soon as the new data­base goes online, we will ask you to register with a new reader account in the new system. In the new system, you will have the option of crea­ting work­fol­ders in the form of collections.

Further infor­ma­tion will be posted here in the coming weeks.