The BT Archive is held, with limited public access, in central London and is by any standard a collection of national and international importance, recognised by UNESCO. This large and remarkable collection details the history of Britain’s leading role in the development of telecommunications and the impact of this technology on society.
With Jisc funding, the New Connections project, a partnership between the University of Coventry, BT Archives and The National Archives, has catalogued, digitised and developed a searchable online archive of almost half a million photographs, images, documents and correspondence assembled by BT and its predecessors over 165 years.
The project team has organised two free events for people to find out more about the project and the forthcoming online collection:
You’ll find out about the story behind the project, how you can view, access and utilise these uniquely important historical records, and how academics have been working with the material to create case studies on linguistics, problem-based learning scenarios and design to enhance the learning experience of users.