Create persistent links in RecordSearch

Avoid those pesky session errors!

If you've ever tried to share a link to an item in the National Archives of Australia's online database RecordSearch, you've probably encountered the annoying 'Session time out' error. You need to be within an active session for the standard RecordSearch urls to work.

But never fear, using this tool you can easily construct shareable links!


Method 1 – use a RecordSearch URL

Just copy and paste the url from Recordsearch.

  • Use Right Click > Copy Link... to grab a copy of the shareable link.
  • Use Right Click > Bookmark... to save a copy of the shareable link.

Method 2 – use an identifier

If you have an item barcode, or an identifier for a series, agency, or organisation, you can use them to create a persistent link. Examples of identifiers are:

  • 149309 (barcode)
  • A100 (series number)
  • ST84/1 (series number)
  • CA 15 (agency number)
  • CO 1 (organisation number)

If the item is a photograph, you can choose to have the link open in PhotoSearch.

  • Use Right Click > Copy Link... to grab a copy of the shareable link.
  • Use Right Click > Bookmark... to save a copy of the shareable link.