Business models Jisc digitisation programmes Projects 2003-2007

‘Read all about it’

19th Century NewspapersThe JISC-funded 19th Century Newspapers digitisation project was highlighted in today’s Guardian as part of a growing number of online newspaper archives which constitute an invaluable resource for historians and researchers.

Stephen Hoare commented:

“The digitisation of the British Library’s 19th-century newspaper collection – the most comprehensive archive ever to go online – was launched in November 2007 after three years of preparation and scanning. The archive covers billions of words and its two million computer-readable pages are a historian’s treasure trove. It represents 48 titles such as the Morning Chronicle, the Graphic, the Examiner and a cluster of Chartist publications.”

Read the full article on The Guardian web site.

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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