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Conference 2007: Cardiff tourist information

The St David’s Hotel and Spa is situated in the Cardiff Bay area. This is an up and coming area full of activities and sights. There are fantastic restaurants and bars in the inner harbour and the Barrage offers great walks and views of the Bay. There are also plenty of cultural activities to keep […]

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In the news: National Archives and Microsoft partnership

The Guardian reports today that the National Archives and Microsoft have announced a partnership to prevent what was described as a “digital dark age”. Microsoft has worked with the archives and the British Library to install the Virtual PC 2007, allowing users to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same computer, and unlock what […]

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Jisc digitisation programmes Podcasts Projects 2006-2009

Podcast: live from the launch of the East London Theatre archive

Lord Rix – the actor-manager Brian Rix of Whitehall farce fame – his wife Baroness Rix (the actress Elspet Gray) and Roland and Claire Muldoon, theatre pioneers with the New Variety group at the Hackney Empire, were among more than 100 guests from showbusiness and education at the launch of the East London Theatre archive […]

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Jisc digitisation programmes Podcasts Projects 2003-2007

Podcast: Find out more about the 18th century Parliamentary Papers project

Listen to a podcast from the launch event at the House of Commons, in which project director Julian Ball explains more about the project, and Paul Seaward of the Historic Parliament Trust describes how the resource can be used by scholars.

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Jisc digitisation programmes Projects 2003-2007

Project launch: 18th century Parliamentary Papers project

A project which has applied 21st century technology to the digitisation of rare and delicate 18th century parliamentary papers was launched on Friday 23 March at an event at the House of Commons. The 18th century Parliamentary Papers project, funded by JISC and led by the University of Southampton, makes openly available for the first […]

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Jisc digitisation programmes Projects 2006-2009

Massive £12m boost for digitisation of national scholarly resources

JISC today announced the successful bids in a further £12m investment in the digitisation of major resources of national importance. Following the enormous interest in last year’s call for proposals and the high quality of the many bids received, the extra investment has been made by HEFCE to support the wider availability of national, scholarly […]

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Jisc digitisation programmes Projects 2003-2007

Project launch: British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Launched today at the British Library, a massive digitisation programme by the British Library and JISC makes 3,900 hours of historic sound recordings available to students, researchers and academics. A major new online resource, available free to everyone in further and higher education, will provide easy access to thousands of hours of rare and historic […]