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The National Archives wins grant to digitise Cabinet papers

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The National Archives wins grant to digitise Cabinet papers

08 February 2007

The National Archives has won a major grant from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the UK funding council devoted to supporting pioneering information technology programmes in education.

The grant of nearly £800,000 will be available to The National Archives over the next two years for a new project, British Governance in the 20th Century.  The award will fund the creation of online resources and information for researchers, students and teachers to illustrate how British governments dealt with the major events of the twentieth Century.  This will involve digitising over 500,000 papers from the Cabinet, including the minutes and memoranda of Cabinet itself from the First World War to the late 1970s.  The project will only involve historic papers, from files that are already open at The National Archives and are over 30 years old. Funding will begin in March 2007. 

Competition for JISC grants was fierce, with 49 different bids from 120 partner institutions. The grants are given for the digitisation of major resources which are of national importance.  The JISC programme represents a total investment of nearly £22 million in the digitisation of high-quality online content in a wide range of media, including sound, film, images, journals, newspapers, maps, theses, pamphlets and cartoons.  For information visit http://www.jisc.ac.uk

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