The Bundesarchiv Twitter team turn out to be very responsive to their mentions and replied to my tweet about the +9K update then clarified the new collections. The main part of the extra +9K files come from the Bundeskanzleramt records from after 1949, the main thing of note for Axis History Forum was RH 15 AHA expanding a bit.nickterry wrote: ↑22 May 2023 09:27Biggest @BundesarchivD update for a good while: 18.5.23 - 368.365 files; 20.5.23 - 377.862 files = +9.467 files, but totally unclear which collections were boosted. A few hundred added to 'OKH' keyword search, for example, most other terms the same as before. ??????
https://twitter.com/historiannick/statu ... 7951886337
Almost all other keywords that might normally show incremental growth for a small update remained the same. I wondered if this was a housekeeping change to the system, i.e. which files were counted as digitised, since last year there were some updates to keyword searches that did not show up in the headline count, but did not see if some previously barred files were now accessible.
One good thing from tweeting: Piet Duits replied to one of my updates, noting he had problems with a file he had ordered at Freiburg that was out for digitisation, and the Bundesarchiv Twitter team noticed this in their mentions, so replied to him asking for more information. But whether this means they clarify this mystery is another matter - likely they would not know, although in principle they should be able to find out.
https://twitter.com/historiannick/statu ... 3935704064
Yesterday's update was a measly +56 files. Seems like a couple of files from NS 4 BU for Buchenwald went up. The pattern of updates means we should get something more from Freiburg soon.