State Papers Online: Interface update on December 16, 2022

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Dear all,

My name is Megan Sullivan, and I am a product manager at Gale. This post is to inform the community that State Papers Online (SPO) will update to a new interface on Friday, December 16, 2022. On this date, we will retire the current SPO interface, and SPO will be available exclusively in the new interface. Any saved bookmarks should redirect to the new interface, but if you experience any issues with this please let me know.

I also want to extend my thanks to everyone who expressed interest in my request for feedback regarding the upcoming State Papers Online (SPO) user interface update. Here is my post from September for reference:

The insights we uncovered from this process are invaluable and enabled my team to build a roadmap for continuous improvement of the new SPO interface. We have already implemented several user-recommended updates and look forward to continuing to execute on your suggestions. This includes an enhanced Browse feature, searchable image gallery, and other general interface updates to improve usability.

As noted in my previous post, you can access the new interface from the orange "Try the New Experience!" button, located in the upper right hand corner of the current interface. Please feel free to send me any questions or feedback directly at I am always interested to hear how we can continue to improve the research experience for our users.

Very best,
Megan Sullivan
Sr. Product Manager, Gale Primary Sources