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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: http://jiscdigitisation.typepad.com/, to make your views know, please go to:  http://survey.bris.ac.uk/jisc/digiconsultphase2 

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!!!!

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David Dawson

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


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