Dear readers, We are happy to present to you our first News Bulletin of 2014! Constantly trying to improve our offerings to you, we have given the bulletin a new design and concept. We have chosen this online platform for publishing as it gives you a stronger feeling of actually browsing through a journal â€“ maybe at leisure during your coffee break on your smartphone or tablet? The bulletin will also remain available for download as a PDF. The news bulletin will be published quarterly, bringing you up to speed on the most recent developments of the Archives Portal Europe as well as introducing you to our partner institutions, Country Managers, APEx team members and activities that have and will be going on. We are delighted to dedicate a special focus within this issue on the Greek Central Service of the General State Archives (GSA) as the year 2014 marks its 100th anniversary. The GSA is one of our most committed project partners, enthusiastically contributing and working on enriching and deepening the Archives Portal Europe and it is with pleasure that we can introduce them up close to you with this first news bulletin of 2014. Without further ado, we would like to give the floor to Dr Marietta Minotos (Director of the General State Archives). Her introductory words reflect on the cooperation between the APEx project and the GSA and are our official preface to this bulletin. We hope you will enjoy reading and exploring the bulletin as much as we have had fun creating it for you!
____________________ Kerstin Muff (APEx Editorial Manager)
This is our first news bulletin of 2014. The Archives Portal Europe news bulletin appears quarterly.