apologies for the cross-posting …

JISC is consulting until 1st September on a shortlist of 24 projects that could receive a share of £4m in funding to digitise resources of national importance, Projects to support teaching, learning and research include a fossil record database that will ‘document the history of life’; the country’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings; the full text of all twentieth century Cabinet papers; the Desmond Tutu archive; the historic boundaries of Britain; Islamic manuscripts; all photographic negatives held by the Scott Polar Research Institute; rare pamphlets and newspapers from the Anglo-Jewish community, and primary material, including sound, images and video, of the major First World War poets… 

To view the shortlisted projects, please go to:, to make your views know, please go to: 

On these sites you can read short summaries of the proposals, and then complete a survey to indicate those that would be useful in your teaching, learning and research.

There is a prize draw for those who complete the survey, with book tokens to be won!!!!


David Dawson

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4EA


Unless stated otherwise the information contained in this e-mail and any attachments is confidential.   If you have received it in error, you are on notice of its status.   It is intended solely for the addressee.   Any unauthorised use is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender immediately and delete the email and any attachments from the system.

This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System.
For more information please visit